James Irwin

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Birthday
17, 1930
Birthplace
Pittsburgh, PA
Death Date
Aug 8, 1991 (61)
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Birthday
17, 1930
Birthplace
Pittsburgh, PA
Death Date
Aug 8, 1991 (61)

About

As the lunar module pilot for Apollo 15, he was the eighth person to walk on the moon. He was a recipient of the NASA Distinguished Service Medal.

Before Fame

He received a Master's degree in aeronautical engineering from the University of Michigan in 1957.

Trivia

He died of a heart attack and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery, the first of the astronauts who walked on the moon to die.

Family Life

He had five children with his wife Mary Ellen.

Associated With

He visited the moon like astronaut Neil Armstrong.