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schlaugh
2016-Feb-05, 10:46 PM
Ed Mitchell was 85 years old (http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/05/us/edgar-mitchell-moon-astronaut-dies-obit-feat/index.html), and flew with Alan Shepard and Stu Roosa on Apollo 14.


(CNN)Edgar Mitchell, one of just 12 human beings who walked on the moon, has died, according to his ex-wife, Anita Mitchell.

Mitchell was 85.

"On behalf of the entire NASA family, I would like to express my condolences to the family and friends of NASA astronaut Edgar Mitchell," NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said in a statement.

"He believed in exploration, having been drawn to NASA by President Kennedy's call to send humans to the moon. He is one of the pioneers in space exploration on whose shoulders we now stand."

Mitchell, Alan Shepard and Stuart Roosa were the crew of Apollo 14, which launched on January 31, 1971. Mitchell became the sixth man to walk on the lunar surface.

Swift
2016-Feb-05, 11:25 PM
http://www.3amstamper.com/images/2013/05/Missing-Man-Formation.jpg

KaiYeves
2016-Feb-05, 11:37 PM
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bknight
2016-Feb-06, 01:48 AM
Sad day

gzhpcu
2016-Feb-06, 08:08 AM
May he rest in peace!

http://edition.cnn.com/2016/02/05/us/edgar-mitchell-moon-astronaut-dies-obit-feat/index.html

SeanF
2016-Feb-06, 01:10 PM
All three members of the Apollo 14 crew are deceased now. I believe that's the first Apollo mission to lose the whole crew (excepting Apollo 1, of course).

Swift
2016-Feb-06, 07:24 PM
Merged in a second thread from OTB

publiusr
2016-Feb-06, 08:55 PM
Phooey

selvaarchi
2016-Feb-06, 09:48 PM
Rip