The Passing of an Apollo Hero

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Thursday night, news came through that Apollo 14 Astronaut Edgar Mitchell passed away at the age of 85. Edgar was the sixth man to walk on the moon spending nine hours working on the lunar surface where he and Alan Shepard gathered over 100 pounds of lunar samples to take back to earth.

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Mitchell started his astronaut career in 1966 and retired in 1972. He was originally a backup pilot for Apollo 10 and finally took flight on the Apollo 14 space shuttle where, on February 5th, he walked on the moon. Sadly, Mitchell did not make it to see the 45th anniversary of his moon walk.

 

 

His legacy will live on….

 

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Rachelle Williams

@AstroAnarchy

 

 

 

 

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