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Edgar Mitchell

1930 - 2016

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Edgar Dean Mitchell (September 17, 1930 – February 4, 2016) was a United States Navy officer and aviator, test pilot, aeronautical engineer, ufologist, and NASA astronaut. As the Lunar Module Pilot of Apollo 14 in 1971 he spent nine hours working on the lunar surface in the Fra Mauro Highlands region, and was the sixth person to walk on the Moon. Before becoming an astronaut, Mitchell earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management from Carnegie Institute of Technology and entered the United States Navy in 1952. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edgar Mitchell has received more than 1,216,318 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Edgar Mitchell is the 25th most popular astronaut (down from 20th in 2019), the 1,589th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,368th in 2019) and the 13th most popular American Astronaut.

Edgar Mitchell was the sixth man to walk on the moon. He is most famous for being the sixth man to walk on the moon.

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Among astronauts, Edgar Mitchell ranks 25 out of 524Before him are Andriyan Nikolayev, Sergei Krikalev, Valeri Polyakov, Pavel Popovich, Gus Grissom, and James Irwin. After him are Ed White, Valery Bykovsky, Ilan Ramon, Michael P. Anderson, Bruce McCandless II, and Georgy Dobrovolsky.

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Among people born in 1930, Edgar Mitchell ranks 89Before him are Pavel Popovich, Michal Kováč, Sonny Rollins, Mario Adorf, James Irwin, and Friedrich Gulda. After him are Ed White, Frank Drake, Choe Yong-rim, Toru Takemitsu, Itamar Franco, and Rod Taylor. Among people deceased in 2016, Edgar Mitchell ranks 78Before him are Queen Anne of Romania, Iolanda Balaș, Michal Kováč, Marvin Minsky, Walter Kohn, and Michel Butor. After him are Chyna, Yasuo Takamori, Thomas Schelling, David Hamilton, Corry Brokken, and Edward Albee.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Edgar Mitchell ranks 1,589 out of 18,182Before him are William Walker (1824), Michael Rooker (1955), Arthur Penn (1922), Samuel Adams (1722), Bruce Nauman (1941), and Jimmy Doolittle (1896). After him are George Clinton (1739), Steve McCurry (1950), Vincent du Vigneaud (1901), R. L. Stine (1943), Chyna (1969), and Ed White (1930).

Among ASTRONAUTS In United States

Among astronauts born in United States, Edgar Mitchell ranks 13Before him are Dennis Tito (1940), David Scott (1932), Jim Lovell (1928), Harrison Schmitt (1935), Gus Grissom (1926), and James Irwin (1930). After him are Ed White (1930), Michael P. Anderson (1959), Bruce McCandless II (1937), Roger B. Chaffee (1935), Alan Bean (1932), and Frank Borman (1928).