Edgar Mitchell

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Mitchell, Edgar


Born Sept. 17, 1930, in Hereford, Texas. American astronaut; navy captain. Has served in the US Navy since 1952.

Mitchell graduated from the Naval Postgraduate School and was a pilot until 1959. He graduated from Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh, Pa., and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1964, receiving the degree of doctor of science in aeronautics and astronautics. In 1964 he was sent to the Aerospace Pilot School. In 1966 he joined the astronaut team of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. As pilot of the lunar module of the Apollo 14 spacecraft he completed a flight to the moon with A. Shepard and S. Roosa on Feb. 1–10, 1971. The lunar module carrying Mitchell and Shepard landed on the moon in the region of the Fra Mauro crater on Feb. 5, 1971. Mitchell stayed on the moon for 33 hours and 30 minutes, including two walks on its surface lasting four hours each. During this time he carried out selenological studies and a number of technological experiments.

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Ed Mitchell, executive director of environment and business, said: "Water quality at English beaches is better than it's ever been after it reached record levels last year, and we are working hard with others to improve it further still.
Astronauts Buzz Aldrin, Charlie Duke, Ed Mitchell and Dave Scott were four of six moon-walkers to pose with the red-and-white woolly.
Cure Kids Chairman of Child Health Research Professor Ed Mitchell said children using the audio visual reminders had an overall medication of adherence of 84% with their prescribed medications, compared to just 30% in those who did not have this additional reminder.
EBBC and ITN journalist Ed Mitchell last week stepped back into a studio for the first time since drinking and gambling destroyed his career, his marriage and broke up his family.
Ed Mitchell, director of environment and business at the Environment Agency, said: "Waste crime puts people and the environment at risk and undermines the legitimate waste industry.
Ed Mitchell, the Environment Agency's director of environment and business, said: "Our new profiles provide the most comprehensive information yet on the cleanliness of bathing waters.
Director of environment Ed Mitchell said: "We're working hard to tackle all sources of pollution, alongside beach users, local authorities, farmers and water companies.
Ed Mitchell, the Environment Agency's director of environment and business, said: "A record number of beaches reached the highest European standards last year but we are not complacent.
Astronaut, Ed Mitchell of Apollo 14 said, "This is premature.
Ed Mitchell, Global Product Recall Manager at XL Insurance, said: "We are pleased to have been selected as a preferred supplier to the BRC Global Standards scheme.
A year after he was discovered sleeping rough in Brighton, this documentary finds out whether former newsreader Ed Mitchell (above) has been able to beat the bottle and rebuild his life.