5 feb. 2016

Famed Astronaut Edgar Mitchell DIes

Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, who was part of the Apollo 14 crew that flew to the moon in 1971, has died at the age of 85. He was a naval officer and aviator, test pilot, aeronautical engineer, and NASA astronaut. As the Lunar Module Pilot of Apollo 14, he spent nine hours working on the lunar surface in the Fra Mauro Highlands region, making him the sixth person to walk on the Moon. Mitchell won the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Navy and NASA distinguished service medals. He was a member of the Astronaut Hall of Fame and the International Space Hall of Fame.

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