Edgar Mitchell Signed COA

Mitchell COAs-l1600s-l1600-5

Item Description:

This is Certificate of Authenticity signed by Edgar Mitchell in blue pen.  The underside of the lucite display is also signed by Edgar Mitchell.     This artifact is from the personal collection of Edgar Mitchell’s which was donated exclusively to the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation for the Space Artifact Series Program.    It is a limited edition with numbers 77/200 released in 2010.   

ASF Logo

        Click Here To Learn More About the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation 

Edward Dean Mitchell was born in 1930 and grew up near Roswell New Mexico.    In 1950 he joined the U.S. Navy and attained a Doctor of Science degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT in 1964. In 1965 Dr. Mitchell attended the Aerospace Research Pilot School in preparation for Astronaut duties and for certification as a test pilot. 

ed_med

Mitchell was seleted to be an astronaut  and joined NASA in 1966. He served as support crew for Apollo 9 and as backup Lunar Module Pilot for Apollo 10.   His first and only flight into space was aboard the Apollo 14 flight to the Moon.  He was the Lunar Module Pilot and accompanied Alan Shepard to become the sixth human to walk on the Moon’s surface during two eva’s totalling 9 hrs and 23 minutes on the surface.

astronaut-edgar-mitchell_med

Mitchell’s post NASA career was rather contraversial.   His interests included paranormal phenomena.   His flight on Apollo 14 appearently included a very deep spiritial experience which he continued to explore for the duration of his life.   He publically expressed his opinions of the existance of extraterrestrials and UFO’s.  Ed Mitchell died on February 4, 2016


                         

© Skythings.ca - Aviation & Space Collectables 2017