FORMER ASTRONAUT IS DEAD AT 85


Edgar Dean
"Ed" Mitchell (September 17, 1930 – February 4, 2016)

MIAMI (AP) — Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, who became the sixth
man on the moon when he and Alan Shepard helped NASA recover from
Apollo 13’s “successful failure”, has died in Florida.

His his daughter, Kimberly Mitchell, said he died Thursday night at a West
Palm Beach hospice after a short illness. Mitchell’s passing coincides with
the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 14 mission from Jan. 31-Feb. 9, 1971.

 

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