Alan Bean

Alan LaVern Bean (March 15, 1932 – May 26, 2018) was an American naval official and aviator, aeronautical engineer, test pilot and NASA astronaut; he was the fourth person to walk on the Moon. He was prearranged to become an astronaut by NASA in 1963 as ration of Astronaut Group 3.

Before becoming an astronaut, Bean graduated bearing in mind a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering from University of Texas at Austin in 1955 and re-joined the U.S. Navy—he served as an enlisted devotee for a year after his tall school graduation. He usual his naval aviator wings in 1956 and served as a fighter pilot. In 1960 he graduated from the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School, flew as a test pilot and was The New Nine selection finalist in 1962.

He made his first flight into heavens aboard Apollo 12, the second crewed mission to land on the Moon, at age 37 in November 1969. He made his second and complete flight into space on the Skylab 3 mission in 1973, the second crewed mission to the Skylab flavor station. After retiring from the United States Navy in 1975 and NASA in 1981, he pursued his immersion in painting, depicting various space-related scenes and documenting his own experiences in announce as capably as those of his fellow Apollo program astronauts. He was the last animated crew advocate of Apollo 12.

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