NASA Astronaut Edgar Mitchell died


Captain Mitchell passed away at a hospice in West Palm Beach, Florida, one day before the 45th anniversary of his Moon landing, his family said. As part of the Apollo 14 mission in 1971, he spent more than nine hours on the Moon conducting experiments.He said he had undergone an epiphany in space and in later life revealed a belief that aliens had visited Earth. Mr Mitchell’s mission to the Moon was the fourth in the US Apollo series, and the first to follow the ill-fated Apollo 13 which aborted its attempt to land after an oxygen tank explosion.

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