Edgar Mitchell

Edgar Mitchell

Edgar Mitchell

A US Navy officer, Edgar Mitchell first flew into space aboard Apollo 14, the third Moon landing mission, in 1971.

He and mission commander Alan Shepard travelled across the lunar surface using the MET (Modularised Equipment Transporter), a pre-cursor to the lunar rover used to carry tools and samples. During the mission, they gathered rock samples, took photographs and set up experiments.

Since retiring in 1972, Mitchell has written and spoken about parapsychology and UFOs.

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Edgar Mitchell

About Edgar Mitchell

Mitchell was the lunar module pilot for the third Moon landing.

About Edgar Mitchell

Edgar Dean "Ed" Mitchell, Sc.D. (born September 17, 1930), (Capt, USN, Ret.), is an American retired 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.

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