4th man on the moon, died at 86 - 26-05-2018
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May 26, 2018
Alan Bean, Apollo Moonwalker and Artist, Dies at 86.
Bean, the lunar module pilot on Apollo 12 and commander of the second crewed Skylab mission, died in Houston on Saturday, May 26, 2018.
Alan Bean once said: I have the nicest life in the world, said NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine. It’s a comforting sentiment to recall as we mourn his passing.
Alan Bean walked on the moon on Apollo 12, commanded the second Skylab crew and then resigned after 18 years as an astronaut to paint the remarkable worlds and sights he had seen.
Bean was lunar module pilot on the November 1969 Apollo 12 mission, the second moon landing. He and mission commander Pete Conrad explored on the lunar Ocean of Storms and set up several experiments powered by a small nuclear generator.
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