Today is a special day for all of us in the IONS family and beyond. It is a day for us to celebrate
— the enduring heritage that lives on from a loved one.
celebrate our legacy on September 17 as today is the birthday of our visionary founder, Edgar Mitchell
— the Apollo 14 astronaut who boldly launched the Institute of Noetic Sciences in 1973 after experiencing a profound epiphany as he returned from the Moon in his space capsule. Seeing our beautiful Earth dramatically rise into view as an exquisite marble floating in space, he was overcome by
an undeniable inner-knowing that everything is interconnected through a unified field — and is accessible to us all
. Forever transformed by that moment, Edgar shifted from being an explorer of outer space to one of
He devoted the rest of his life to scientifically exploring the frontier edges of consciousness — which he was first to label ”Noetic Sciences.”