James B. Irwin, Lunar Module Pilot


James B. Irwin was born on March 17, 1930, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He earned his B.S. in Naval Science from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1951 and an M.S. in Aeronautical Engineering and Instrumentation Engineering from the University of Michigan in 1957. He was chosen in the fifth group of astronauts in 1966. He was backup lunar module pilot for Apollo 12, and was the eighth man to walk on the Moon. He resigned from NASA and the Air Force in July 1972.

 


James Irwin

Engineer, Astronaut, and

Eight Man to Walk on the Moon