Fourth Man To Moon Astronaut Alan Bean Dies At 86

       Published : May 28, 2018 15:52 IST    
Fourth Man To Moon Astronaut Alan Bean Dies At 86 Fourth Man To Moon Astronaut Alan Bean Dies At 86

We all know that Neil Armstrong was the first person to walk on the moon in the Apollo 11 mission in July 1969. Following him, after 4 months, Alan bean is the man to walk on moon particularly in the region of Ocean of Storms in the Apollo 12 lunar mission.

Bean was also the head of the mission leading the second crew to the Skylab, the first US Space Station in 1973 and held the then record of travelling 24.4 million miles. According to the NASA's recent announcement, Alan Bean has died recently at the age of 86 due to illness.

Moon's surface was explored and samples were collected by Bean and Pete Conrad in the Apollo 12 mission. In an interview about his moon mission, Bean said that he looked back at the Earth and amazed at her beauty and then he told himself by quitting screwing off and collect rocks. 
 
Alan, born in 1932, was an aeronautical engineering graduate from the University of Texas and had an ambition to become a pilot and was selected by NASA in 1963 as one of 14 trainees and served till the NASA's first flight of space shuttle in 1981 and identified as the key person in developing lunar geology and SkyLab. After his retirement, for four decades, he diverted his interest in art and developed Apollo-based paintings that showed moon dust and patches. Though his soul leaves the world, Bean's heritage shall exist till the NASA's research ceases. 


Fourth Man To Moon Astronaut Alan Bean Dies At 86


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