The Last Member of Apollo 14 Edgar Mitchell is No More [ Current Affairs ]
US Spaceman Edgar Mitchell is passed away at the age of 85 years at Lake Worth, Florida. He was the sixth person who walks on the moon. In 1971, as part of Apollo 14 he has spent 9 hours at moon’s surface in the Fra Mauro Highlands region.
About Edgar Mitchell:
- He was born on 17th September 1930 in Hereford, Texas, US.
- He was an American naval officer and aviator, test pilot, aeronautical engineer and NASA astronaut.
- He was the second person from Navy who is selected for NASA.
- He was selected as backup Lunar Module Pilot for Apollo 10 and had served as Lunar Module Pilot on Apollo 14.
- As a Module Pilot of Apollo 14 mission, he had played key role in landing Antares (the Lunar Module) in the hilly upland Fra Mauro Highlands region on the moon.
- He took retirement from NASA in 1972.
- He has founded the Institute of Noetic Sciences (INS) with the aim to support individual and collective transformation through consciousness research.
- Personal views: He had an epiphany in space and later devoted his life to studying the mind and unexplained phenomena. He also had believed that aliens had visited Earth.
- Mitchell was the last Apollo 14 survivor: Roosa died in 1994 and Shepard in 1998.
- Mitchell was the author of several books, including his 1996 memoir, “The Way of the Explorer. ”
- He passed away 45 years after the Apollo 14 mission.
- Published on: February 9, 2016