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RIP Edgar Mitchell

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Yet another name to add to the list.  Edgar Mitchell, the sixth man to walk on the moon, died this morning at age 85 in Southern Florida.

 

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Oddly enough, I find that wistful and sad, but not the gut punch so many recent deaths have been.

 

People dying in their eighties is mournful and a loss but it doesn't seem to be in the same way a cohort of people dying in their sixties is.

 

I am sorry for his loss.

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Oddly enough, I find that wistful and sad, but not the gut punch so many recent deaths have been.

 

People dying in their eighties is mournful and a loss but it doesn't seem to be in the same way a cohort of people dying in their sixties is.

 

I am sorry for his loss.

 

THIS.

 

RIP.

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Oddly enough, I find that wistful and sad, but not the gut punch so many recent deaths have been.

 

People dying in their eighties is mournful and a loss but it doesn't seem to be in the same way a cohort of people dying in their sixties is.

 

I am sorry for his loss.

We all gotta go sometime. Not many of us do so after walking on the Moon.

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I am glad for his life; he's responsible for one of my favorite quotes about space exploration (slightly redacted due to a touch of rough language):

 

"You develop an instant global consciousness, a people orientation, an intense dissatisfaction with the state of the world, and a compulsion to do something about it. From out there on the moon, international politics look so petty. You want to grab a politician by the scruff of the neck and drag him a quarter of a million miles out and say, ‘Look at that, you son of a [REDACTED]'."
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