Saturday, February 06, 2016

Apollo astronaut Edgar Mitchell Dies at 85

For those of you who live under a rock (that includes me...!) We have suffered a tragic loss of a precious and irreplaceable commodity.

Apollo 14 crew member Edgar Mitchell has died at 85, one of only 12 men to walked on the surface of the Moon.

The Apollo 14 Luna mission set records almost from the moment the L.E.M.'s pads touched the powdery surface.

The team of Edgar Mitchell and Alan B. Shepard Jr. set mission records for the time of the longest distance traversed on the lunar surface; the largest payload returned from lunar surface (94 pounds of lunar rock and soil), the longest lunar stay time (33 hours). They were also the first to transmit color TV from the lunar surface.

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