Mitchell, Edgar Dean (1930–)
American astronaut and Navy captain who flew on Apollo
14 and became the sixth human to walk on the Moon. Mitchell obtained a B.S.
in industrial management from the Carnegie Institute of Technology (now
Carnegie-Mellon University), a M.S. from the United States Naval Postgraduate
School, and a Ph.D. in aeronautics and astronautics from Massachusetts Institute
of Technology. After retiring from the Navy in 1972, Mitchell founded the
Institute of Noetic Sciences to sponsor research into the nature of consciousness
as it relates to cosmology and causality. In 1984 he was a cofounder of
the Association of Space Explorers, an international organization of those
who have experienced space travel.