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James Irwin

James Irwin

  • Status: Deceased
  • In Space: No
  • Date of Birth: 03/17/1930
  • Date of Death: 08/08/1991
  • First Flight: 07/26/1971
  • Last Flight: 07/26/1971


James Irwin, a American astronaut affiliated with the government agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration, embarked on 1 space flights and engaging in 4 spacewalks during his/her career as an astronaut.

James Benson “Jim” Irwin was an American astronaut, aeronautical engineer, test pilot, and a United States Air Force pilot. He served as lunar module pilot for Apollo 15, the fourth human lunar landing. Following his retirement from NASA, he became a prominent born-again Christian. He was the eighth person to walk on the Moon and the first, and youngest, of those astronauts to die.

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