We are saddened to hear of the passing of Edgar Mitchell, Astronaut, Scientist, Sixth Man to Walk on the Moon, and founder Institute of Noetic Sciences.
Born in Hereford Texas in 1930, Mitchell spent his formative years in New Mexico near Roswell, learned to fly a plane at age 13, became a Naval officer and a Ph.D in Aeronautics and Astronautics. Becoming an Astronaut in 1966, in 1971 he was the Lunar Module Pilot for Apollo 14, alongside Alan Shepard and Stuart Roosa.
On the return flight from the moon, Mitchell experienced savikalpa samādhi, and conducted private ESP experiments with his friends. Two years later, Mitchell founded IONS to conduct research into consciousness, Parapsychology, and other paranormal phenomenon. The things he saw, found, experienced and learned greatly inspired his view of the world, and he detailed all this in his book, The Way of the Explorer.
The world has lost a guide and explorer who was forever delving into new realms of exploration.