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James B. Irwin
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James Benson Irwin

(1930-03-17)March 17, 1930
Died August 8, 1991(1991-08-08) (aged 61)
Resting place Arlington National Cemetery
Nationality American
Alma mater USNA, B.S. 1951
University of Michigan, M.S. 1957
Occupation Test pilot
Awards NASA Distinguished Service Medal.jpg
Space career
NASA Astronaut
Rank US-O6 insignia.svg Colonel, USAF
Time in space
12d 07h 12m
Selection 1966 NASA Group 5
Total EVAs
4 (3 EVAs were on the moon, while his 4th EVA was a stand-up)
Total EVA time
18 hours 35 minutes
Missions Apollo 15
Mission insignia
Apollo 15-insignia.png
Retirement July 31, 1972

James Benson "Jim" Irwin (March 17, 1930 – August 8, 1991) (Col, USAF) was an American astronaut and test pilot.

He was the eighth person to walk on the Moon and the first, and youngest, of those astronauts to die.

Irwin died of a heart attack while riding his bike in Glenwood Springs, Colorado on August 8, 1991 at the age of 61.

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