Edgar Dean Mitchell (born September 17, 1930) is an American pilot and astronaut. As the lunar module pilot of Apollo 14, he spent nine hours of February 9, 1971 moon walking on the Fra Mauro formation, making him the sixth man to walk on the Moon.
Mitchell joined the US Navy where he was trained as a fighter pilot and initially flew off the aircraft carriers USS Bon Homme Richard and USS Ticonderoga. Mitchell later qualified as a research pilot and taught at the navy’s research pilot school.
Mitchell is highly educated in scientific based aeronautics, holding a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial management from Carnegie Institute of Technology, a Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical engineering from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School and a Doctor of Science degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Mitchell was also awarded honorary doctorates from the New Mexico State University, the University of Akron, Carnegie Mellon University and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
Mitchell served with NASA from 1966 until 1972. In that time, he was the backup lunar module pilot for Apollo 10, and later piloted Apollo 14. He now holds the record (in company with commander Alan Shepard) for the longest ever moonwalk session where he spent 9 hours and 17 minutes on the surface of the moon.
Edgar Mitchell has always held slightly unconventional views on science. His personal and scientific pursuits include consciousness and paranormal phenomena – with a strong scientific belief that Aliens and alien spacecraft have visited the Earth. He claims the Governments of the world have engaged in an ongoing conspiracy to cover up the existence of such activity. In early 1973, he founded the non-profit Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS ) to conduct and sponsor research into areas that mainstream science has found unproductive ? almost like a privately funded x-files. For this reason, a great deal of traditional science has heavily ridiculed Mitchell and his sponsored research.
Mitchell was featured on Karang! Radio last week where he publicly stated he had knowledge of Government cover-ups and matter-of-factly stated that Aliens regularly visited Earth, and he claims to have been involved in research as a result of recovered Alien technologies.
When a man of this calibre makes such a claim – such claims command attention! At the same time, one cannot help if such a claim is there to launch his crusade into mainstream media for the purpose of propagating his cause. Is he just suffering the ill effects of old age? Mitchell’s claims are made at about the same time the Vatican has given full approval for a Catholic to believe in aliens. Are we being progressively indoctrinated into a new way of thinking so that the truth can be gradually absorbed by society?
I’ve always understood why the Government should be secretive about the existence of extra-terrestrials. We only have to have a boatload of illegal aliens off the coast off Northern Australia and it makes headlines for six months… so one can only wonder what the effect of Aliens from another planet will have. Interesting times are ahead.
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