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As the lunar module pilot for Apollo 15, he was the eighth person to walk on the moon. He was a recipient of the NASA Distinguished Service Medal.
He received a Master’s degree in aeronautical engineering from the University of Michigan in 1957.
He died of a heart attack and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery, the first of the astronauts who walked on the moon to die.
How did James Irwin die?
James Irwin's death was caused by heart attack.
Irwin, 61, a former astronaut who walked on the moon in 1971 and later became a minister who searched for Noah’s Ark, died Aug. 8 at a hospital here after an apparent heart attack.
|Cause of death||Heart Attack|
|Age of death||61 years|
|Birthday||March 17, 1930|
|Death date||August 8, 1991|
|Place of death||Glenwood Springs, Colorado, United States|
|Place of burial||N/A|
"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."James Irwin