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.
Photo: Edgar Mitchell (NASA)
Mitchell was the lunar module pilot for the third Moon landing.
Astronauts remember what it was like to walk on the Moon.
Apollo astronauts Harrison Schmitt and Edgar Mitchell describe what it was like to walk on the Moon and their disappointment when the lunar programme was cancelled.
Alan Shepard remembers hearing noises in the night.
Alan Shepard remembers hearing noises in the night. He and fellow Moon walker Edgar Mitchell had landed on a slope and were concerned that the lunar module was tipping over.
Edgar Dean "Ed" Mitchell (September 17, 1930 – February 4, 2016) was a United States Navy officer and aviator, test pilot, aeronautical engineer, ufologist 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.