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  • Apollo 14’s Edgar Mitchell passes away at age 85

    Eric ShearFebruary 6th, 2016

    Apollo astronaut Edgar Mitchell passed away on Feb. 4, 2016, peacefully at a hospice located in Lake Worth, Florida. He was the sixth man to walk on the Moon, as the lunar module pilot of Apollo 14. His time in space totaled nine days and one minute, including 9 hours and 23 minutes on two moonwalks.

  • Stars of Apollo shine at Spacefest VI

    Mark UsciakMay 12th, 2014

    PASADENA, Calif — During the four days during which Spacefest VI was held this year, a wide array of special guests were in attendance – a few however stood out from the rest. Held at the Pasadena Convention Center from May 8-11, a large number of Apollo astronauts including some of those who walked on […]

  • 40 years later, Edgar Mitchell’s Moon voyage continues (part 2)

    Collin SkocikFebruary 9th, 2014

    Former Apollo astronaut Edgar Mitchell, veteran of the historic Apollo 14 mission to the Moon, is working to impress upon his fellow human beings the importance of developing a sustainable civilization. Given the instant gratification, tax-and-spend culture we live in – this is, perhaps, a tall order.

  • 40 Years Later, Edgar Mitchell’s lunar voyage continues

    Collin SkocikFebruary 2nd, 2014

    On January 31, 1971, Commander Alan Shepard–the first American in space, Command Module Pilot Stu Roosa, and Lunar Module Pilot Edgar Mitchell blasted off on top of the massive Saturn V rocket.  Their mission: to complete Apollo 13’s aborted flight, to land in the Fra Mauro Highlands of the Moon and to venture farther from their lunar […]