James Irwin


Born: 3/17/1930 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: 8/8/1991
Age: 61
Cause of death: heart attack

Full name: James Benson Irwin
Noted For: U.S. astronaut; flew on the Apollo 15 mission (as lunar module pilot) in 1971, becoming one of twelve men to walk on the moon. Led several expeditions to Mount Ararat in Turkey in an effort to find Noah's ark. (1973-82).