Despite the now 50 years of the space race, only 24 men have left Earth orbit on a journey to another world. Between 1968 and 1972, nine Apollo missions went to the moon. Of the 24 men, 3 went twice and 12 landed on the lunar surface. Of those 12, only 9 remain and one of them, Edgar Mitchell, will be visiting Yorkshire next week.
Edgar Mitchell was the Lunar module pilot of Apollo 14, the first Apollo mission after the unsuccessful Apollo 13. The crew of Apollo 14 included Alan Shepard and Stuart Roosa both have since died.
This is the fifth astronaut that has come to Pontefract, a visit arranged predominantly with the sole effort of Ken Willoughby. The evening of Friday April 16th at 19:15 is the formal event but a smaller select group will meet for dinner on Thursday 15th, tickets are currently available for both days. Download this document for all the details including Ken’s telephone number.
A short additional presentation on the Bloodhound SSC will open the evening event on Friday 16th.
Who is coming next year? Preparations are in the early stages but one of the following