Traveling back to Earth, having just walked on the moon, Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell
had an experience for which nothing in his life had prepared him. As he approached the planet
we know as home, he was filled with an inner conviction as certain as any mathematical equation
he'd ever solved. He knew that the beautiful blue world to which he was returning is part of
a living system, harmonious and whole—and that we all participate, as he expressed it later,
"in a universe of consciousness."
In Memoriam: Edgar Mitchell, ScD, PhD
When he returned from space forty-five years ago, Apollo 14 Astronaut Dr. Edgar Mitchell committed his life to supporting a sustainable future. He worked tirelessly to understand and promote what he viewed as an absolutely necessary collective shift in consciousness. To those of us who knew him well, Edgar was an enthusiastic, loving, dedicated, courageous, funny, and brilliant man who inspired us to be bold in our exploration of the further reaches of human potential, to fearlessly challenge inadequate paradigms, and to carry his spirit of adventure into investigating our inner lives.
Most people know Edgar Mitchell best as an Apollo 14 astronaut and sixth person to walk on the moon...