Cabana Remembers Moonwalker Edgar Mitchell

edgarmitchellonmoon Kennedy Space Center Director Bob Cabana, an astronaut and former space shuttle mission commander, offered these words on hearing of the death of Apollo 14’s Edgar Mitchell, one of only 12 men to walk on the surface of the moon:

“It is with sadness that the Kennedy Space Center recognizes the passing of another Apollo astronaut and American hero, Edgar Mitchell. We will always think fondly of him when we pass by his Apollo 14 Command Module in the Saturn V facility. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family members.”

Edgar Mitchel, left, and Al Shepard rehearse aspects of the Apollo 14 mission at Kennedy Space Center in Florida in 1970. The mission, flown in February 1971, was a complete success.