Edgar Mitchell

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Edgar Mitchell

Edgar Dean "Ed" Mitchell (born September 17, 1930 - February 4, 2016) was a former American astronaut. As the Lunar Module Pilot of Apollo 14 mission, 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.


  • You develop an instant global consciousness, a people orientation, an intense dissatisfaction with the state of the world, and a compulsion to do something about it. From out there on the moon, international politics looks so petty. You want to grab a politician by the scruff of the neck and drag him a quarter of a million miles out and say, “Look at that, you son of a bitch".