Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, 6th man on moon, dies in Florida

MIAMI (AP) — Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, the sixth man to walk on the moon, has died in South Florida. He was 85.

Mitchell’s daughter, Kimberly Mitchell, says he died Thursday night at a West Palm Beach hospice after a short illness.

Mitchell’s passing coincides with the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 14 mission, from Jan. 31-Feb. 9, 1971. That’s when Mitchell and Alan Shepard helped NASA recover from Apollo 13’s aborted and near-fatal mission. He later devoted his life to exploring the mind, physics and unexplained phenomena such as psychics and aliens.

He said aliens visited Earth and faith healers were legit. He attempted to communicate telepathically with friends at home during his Apollo mission. He had an “epiphany” in space that focused him on studying consciousness, physics and other mysteries.

 

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