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Showing posts with label Edgar Mitchell (NASA astronaut). Show all posts
Showing posts with label Edgar Mitchell (NASA astronaut). Show all posts

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Apollo 14 moonwalker Edgar Mitchell dies at 85


Apollo 14 moonwalker Edgar Mitchell dies at 85


Edgar Mitchell
Edgar Mitchell (NASA via Wikipedia)
Article Excerpt: "... Born Sept. 17, 1930, Mitchell grew up in Artesia, N.M., near Roswell and learned to fly as a teenager, washing planes at a nearby airfield in exchange for flying lessons. As a Navy pilot, he completed two tours of duty during the Korean War and went on to earn a doctorate in aeronautical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1964. Two years later, he completed test pilot training at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., graduating first in his class. That same year, he was selected as a NASA astronaut ..."

Reference: spaceflightnow.com