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James Irwin

AKA James Benson Irwin

Born: 17-Mar-1930
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, PA
Died: 8-Aug-1991
Location of death: Glenwood Springs, CO [1]
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA

Gender: Male
Religion: Christian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Astronaut

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: 8th to walk on the Moon

Military service: USAF (Col., retired 1972)

Lunar module pilot for Apollo 15, the 4th manned mission to the moon (1971).


[1] Valley View Hospital, Glenwood Springs, CO.

Mother: Elsa
Wife: Mary Ellen Monroe (#2, five children)
Daughter: Joy
Daughter: Jill
Son: James (b. 1963)
Daughter: Jan (b. 1964)
Son: Joe (adopted)

    High School: East High School, Salt Lake City, UT (1947)
    University: BS Naval Science, US Naval Academy (1951)
    University: MS Aeronautical Engineering, University of Michigan (1957)

    Association of Space Explorers
    High Flight Foundation Chairman (1972-)
    Heart Bypass Operation Texas Heart Institute, Houston, TX (Jan-1977)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    For All Mankind (Jan-1989) [VOICE]

Author of books:
To Rule the Night: The Discovery Voyage of Astronaut Jim Irwin (1973, memoir, with William A. Emerson, Jr.)
More Than Earthlings: An Astronaut's Thoughts for Christ-Centered Living (1983, essays)
More Than an Ark on Ararat: Spiritual Lessons Learned While Searching for Noah's Ark (1985, with Monte Unger)
Destination: Moon (1989, with Al Janssen)


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