According to a NASA press release, former National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Astronauut, Edgar Dean Mitchell (Captain, USN, Ret.), considers Artesia to be his hometown.
On January 31, 1971, serving as lunar module pilot, Dr. Edgar Mitchell, then a U.S. Navy Captain, embarked on a journey through outer space of some 500,000 miles that resulted in becoming the sixth man to walk on the moon.
Professional golfer born in Artesia.
Award winning actress born in Artesia.