Edgar D. Mitchell, Sixth Moonwalking Astronaut, Dies at 85

February 6, 2016 3:52 AM

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Edgar D. Mitchell, Sixth Moonwalking Astronaut, Dies at 85

Edgar D. Mitchell, who became the sixth man to walk on the moon as a member of NASA’s first lunar mission devoted exclusively to scientific research, died Thursday at a hospice in West Palm Beach, Fla. He was 85.

NASA announced his death, which came one day before the 45th anniversary of his moon landing.

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