Edgar Mitchell was an American astronaut who was born on September 17,
1930, in Texas.
Before he became an astronaut, Mitchell was a Navy pilot. He has flown
over 5000 hours on aircraft.
Mitchell became an astronaut in 1966. He has spent over 216 hours in
space on one spaceflight. In 1971, Mitchell served as lunar module pilot
of Apollo 14. He and commander Alan Shepard walked on the moon%s surface
for over 33 hours.
Mitchell left NASA in 1972. He currently owns his own company.
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