The passing of Dr. Edgar Mitchell & this weeks 2016 presidential election BIG NEWS in Iowa this week!
Dateline: 2.6.16: America lost a true hero yesterday. Captain Edgar Mitchell died Thursday in a Hospice in Lake Worth, Florida. Captain Mitchell was 85 years old and was the 6th man to walk on the Moon and spent 9 hours on the surface! He was also the Lunar Module Pilot on Apollo 14.
Space.com had this to say about Edgar Mitchell…
Edgar Mitchell was one of the few astronauts at the time who had a doctorate degree. In the Navy, he not only flew planes but also gave advanced mathematics and navigational lessons to aviators who were astronaut candidates. After five years at NASA, Mitchell's knowledge of the lunar landing module got accolades from his peers, likely factoring in to the decision to put him on Apollo 14."
Robert shared with us some of his experiences with Dr. Mitchell.