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James B. Irwin
NASA Astronaut
Nationality American
Status Deceased
Born James Benson Irwin
(1930-03-17)March 17, 1930
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died August 8, 1991(1991-08-08) (aged 61)
Glenwood Springs, Colorado, U.S.
Other occupation
Test pilot
Alma mater
USNA, B.S. 1951
University of Michigan, M.S. 1957
Rank Colonel, USAF
Time in space
12d 07h 12m
Selection 1966 NASA Group 5
Total EVAs
4 (3 EVAs were on the moon, while his 4th EVA was a stand-up)
Total EVA time
18 hours 35 minutes
Missions Apollo 15
Mission insignia
Retirement July 31, 1972

The Earth reminded us of a Christmas tree ornament hanging in the blackness of space. As we got farther and farther away it diminished in size. Finally it shrank to the size of a marble, the most beautiful marble you can imagine.
James Irwin
I felt the power of God as I'd never felt it before.