Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

Mitchell

Edgar Dean "Ed"

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  17.09.1930
Birthplace:  Hereford / Texas
Marital status:  divorced
Children:  five
Selection date:  04.04.1966
Selection group:  NASA-5
Position:  LMP
Status:  Ret. 01.10.1972

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  Apollo 14  LMP  31.01. - 09.02.1971 9d 00h 01m 
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Total  9d 00h 01m 
           

Backup assignments

No. Mission Position
1  Apollo 10  LMP
2  Apollo 16  LMP

Additional information

Bachelor of science in industrial management from the Carnegie Institute of Technology, 1952; master of science in aeronautical engineering from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, 1961; Ph.D. in aeronautics and astronautics from MIT, 1964; recipient of three honorary doctorates; Captain, USN, Ret.; test pilot; after returning from active duty he founded his own company; hobbies: Handball, tennis, swimming, scuba diving.

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