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The Way of the Explorer: An Apollo Astronaut's Journey Through the Material and Mystical Worldsby Edgar Mitchell
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On February 5, 1971, Edgar Mitchell jumped off the last rungs of a ladder connecting him to NASAs Antares spacecraft and landed with two feet on the Moon. Following the disastrous Apollo 13 mission, Mitchell was one of three astronauts to successfully complete the Apollo 14 journey to the Moon, though it wasnt without its own alarming moments.
In Earthrise, Edgar recalls his spectacular trip to the Moon and the life experiences that got him there, including his early days spent in Roswell, New Mexico, amid nuclear testing and the rumored UFO crash; his first solo airplane flight as a young teen; his time as a navy combat pilot; and becoming a NASA astronaut. With fascinating detail, Edgar describes what it was like to launch into space and land on the Moon, illuminating everything from the practical—eating, sleeping, and going to the bathroom in space—to the mystical, life-changing experience of gazing at Earth from afar.
With illuminating sidebars, transcripts of NASA recordings from the historic Apollo 14 mission, and extensive resources including lists of space-related websites, museums, organizations, films, and books, Earthrise is an invaluable addition to any space, astronomy, or science buffs bookshelf.
About the Author
Edgar Mitchell was a pilot in the historic 1971 Apollo 14 mission and the sixth man to walk on the Moon. He is the author of Paradigm Shift, The Space Less Traveled, and The Way of the Explorer; recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the NASA Distinguished Service Medal, and three NASA Group Achievement Awards; and was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2005. He is the founder of the renowned Institute of Noetic Sciences and the cofounder of the Association of Space Explorers.
Ellen Mahoney is a journalism instructor at Metro State University of Denver. She has worked as a staff writer for Walt Disney Imagineering, written educational pieces for Space Center Houston, and produced radio features for the BBC Science in Action show.
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