The Apollo 15 mission in 1971 was the first mission to use a lunar rover to carry astronauts about. From his experience in space, Ed Mitchell said he had gained a greater awareness of the forces that shape the universe. Mitchell, who joined the Navy in 1952, started thinking about being an astronaut just five years later, according to an interview he did with NASA's Johnson Space Center in 1997. With >him on the surface was Alan B. Shepard, who had made history in 1961 as the >first American in space. Apollo 14 lifted off on Jan. 31, 1971, and safely made it to Fra Mauro, despite facing a glitch that threatened a required spacecraft docking early in the mission. On Thursday, February 4, the world lost the last of the Apollo 14 astronauts. It took nine years, but I got a doctorate, got additional flight experience, additional jet hours, was assigned to the Manned Orbiting Laboratory Program for a while, so, getting space management experience.". But his lunar dreams were only met when his ashes were slammed into the Moon on board the Lunar Prospector probe. Mitchell was part of the Apollo 14 … Ed Mitchell was initially selected as lunar module pilot for Apollo 13 along with Alan Shepard, who would command the mission, and Stuart Roosa, who would stay on board the spacecraft in the orbiting command module. Earlier that year, Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell took 100 microfilm Bibles – the entire King James Version printed on a 1.5-square-inch piece of film – with him to the surface of the moon, but he brought all of them back to Earth. Famously, the crew lost their way en route to one of the science targets, Cone Crater – it's hard to judge distances on the landmark-less moon – and had to turn away when they were unknowinglyonly 100 feet from the rim. Apollo astronauts were permitted to bring personal items with them in small bags with weight restrictions. The astronauts returned with the films, but left all but one of the camera bodies on the Moon. Among the many awards Mitchell received are the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Navy Distinguished Service Medal, and the NASA Distinguished Service Medal. Edgar Dean Mitchell >Edgar Dean Mitchell (born 1930) became the sixth person to walk on the >surface of the moon during the third manned moon mission, Apollo 14. In 2011, Mitchell surrendered an Apollo-era camera in his possession to the federal government rather than face a lawsuit over his attempt to sell it in auction. Astronaut Edgar D. Mitchell, Apollo 14 lunar module pilot stands by the deployed U.S. flag on the lunar surface during the early moments of the mission's first spacewalk. 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" … Mitchell piloted the lunar module during the 1971 Apollo 14 mission. Please refresh the page and try again. Mitchell, who got his start in the Navy before joining NASA, subsequently retired from both institutions to pursue a passion of his: understanding the nature of human consciousness. Apollo 13 ended up being a near-disaster after an oxygen tank ruptured in space, and additional safety measures and procedures were put in before Apollo 14 left the ground. Thank you for signing up to Space. Edgar Dean Mitchell, U.S. Navy test pilot and the sixth person to walk on the Moon, passed away in his sleep near his Florida home at the age of 85. There is also a large amount of photographic equipment, including 12 Hasselblad cameras. The US flag he planted, and others left by subsequent missions, are expected to be bleached white by now. While astronauts Alan Shepard Jr. (1923-1998) and Edgar D. Mitchell (1930-2016) landed on the Moon on February 5, Stuart A. 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