Thursday, Jul. 16, 2009

Edgar Mitchell

Lunar-module pilot, Apollo 14

Age: 78

Life as an astronaut: Landed and walked on the moon at the site originally targeted by Apollo 13; served as part of the backup crew for Apollo 10

Life as a civilian: His moon trip gave him a deeper sense of how all matter — including that which makes up humans — was birthed by stars; founded the Institute of Noetic Sciences to study consciousness and related phenomena