Bean, Alan, 1932-2018

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Alan Bean (b. March 15, 1932, Wheeler, TX-d. May 26, 2018, Houston, TX) is an American former naval officer and Naval Aviator, aeronautical engineer, test pilot, and NASA astronaut; he was the fourth person to walk on the Moon. He was selected to become an astronaut by NASA in 1963 as part of Astronaut Group 3.

He made his first flight into space aboard Apollo 12, the second manned mission to land on the Moon, at the age of thirty-seven years in November 1969. He made his second and final flight into space on the Skylab 3 mission in 1973, the second manned mission to the Skylab space station. After retiring from the United States Navy in 1975 and NASA in 1981, he pursued his interest in painting, depicting various space-related scenes and documenting his own experiences in space as well as that of his fellow Apollo program astronauts.

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referencedIn APOLLO TWELVE ASTRONAUTS INTERVIEW WITH ALAN BEAN, RICHARD GORDON AND CHARLES CONRAD United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Records of U.S. Air Force Commands, Activities, and Organizations. 1900 - 2003. Moving Images Relating to Military Aviation Activities. 1947 - 1984. ASTRONAUT JUNGLE SURVIVAL TRAINING
referencedIn AS12-46-6783 - Apollo 12 - Apollo 12 Mission image - Alan Bean unloads ALSEP from the LM United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn APOLLO TWELVE SPECIAL #263: ALAN BEAN, LUNAR MODULE PILOT United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn This film presents the Skylab mission, through the narration of one of its crew members -- astronaut Alan Bean. He also discussed what it was like to live and work inside the house-sized space station. United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Records of U.S. Air Force Commands, Activities, and Organizations. 1900 - 2003. Moving Images Relating to Military Aviation Activities. 1947 - 1984. ASTRONAUTS RECEIVE SURVIVAL TRAINING
referencedIn Dorothy Sarnoff papers, 1920-1998, 1941-1984 (bulk) Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn APOLLO TWELVE HIGHLITE #34: ASTRONAUT ALAN BEAN COMMENTS ON VIEW OF THE MOON United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Sarnoff, Dorothy. Dorothy Sarnoff papers, 1920-1998, 1941-1984 (bulk). Cornell University Library
referencedIn Skylab III Crew Arriving at San Diego United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Photographic Prints Taken at the US Pavilion at Expo '70, 1/1970 - 9/1970 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn AS12-46-6787 - Apollo 12 - Apollo 12 Mission image - Alan Bean removes dome from the ALSEP RTG United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn GEMINI 10 ASTRONAUTS JOHN YOUNG, ALAN BEAN, C.C. WILLIAMS AND MIKE COLLINS INTERVIEW WITH RHETT TURNER United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn AS12-46-6785 - Apollo 12 - Apollo 12 Mission image - Alan Bean unloads ALSEP RTG from the LM United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Photographs of The Skylab Project, 1968 - 1973 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn APOLLO 12 ASTRONAUTS/WHITE HOUSE GROUP United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn AS12-46-6790 - Apollo 12 - Apollo 12 Mission image - Alan Bean unloads ALSEP RTG fuel element United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Skylab III Crew Arriving at San Diego United States. National Archives and Records Administration
creatorOf Records of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. 1903 - 2006. Headquarters Astronaut Interviews. 1965 - 1971. Astronaut interviews
referencedIn AS12-46-6788 - Apollo 12 - Apollo 12 Mission image - Alan Bean unloads ALSEP from the LM United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn THE MEN OF APOLLO TWELVE ASTRONAUTS: CHARLES CONRAD, RICHARD GORDON AND ALAN BEAN United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn SPECIAL #231: APOLLO TWELVE, ALAN BEAN United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn AS12-46-6786 - Apollo 12 - Apollo 12 Mission image - Alan Bean unloads ALSEP from the LM United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Photographic Negatives taken at the US Pavilion at Expo '70, 1970 - 1970 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
creatorOf Casani, John R., 1932-. Chandra X-ray Observatory Flight Readiness Review Collection, 1993-1999. Jet Propulsion Laboratory Library and Archives
creatorOf Records of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. 1903 - 2006. Headquarters Astronaut Interviews. 1965 - 1971. Astronaut interview, Alan R. Bean
referencedIn AS12-46-6792 - Apollo 12 - Apollo 12 Mission image - Alan Bean unloads ALSEP RTG fuel element United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Astronaut Geology Education Files, ca. 1962 - ca. 1975 United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn ALAN BEAN United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn AS12-49-7213 - Apollo 12 - Apollo 12 Mission image - Alan Bean walks near Head Crater United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn AS12-46-6791 - Apollo 12 - Apollo 12 Mission image - Alan Bean unloads ALSEP RTG fuel element United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn This film documents the Skylab III crew as they arrived at San Diego at the Naval Air Station North Island. The scenes include the USS New Orleans as it neared the dock; crew personnel as they docked the ship; the crowd as it waited; a tractor as it towed the command module; and astronauts Captain Alan Bean, Marine Major Jack R. Lousma, and civilian Dr. Owen K. Garriott as they sat on a stand and then addressed the crowd. The footage also shows the astronauts as they were lowered on the deck edge elevator and the crowd as it applauded. United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn AS12-46-6789 - Apollo 12 - Apollo 12 Mission image - Alan Bean unloads ALSEP RTG fuel cask from the LM United States. National Archives and Records Administration
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memberOf American astronautical society corporateBody
memberOf Apollo 12 (Spacecraft) corporateBody
associatedWith Casani, John R., 1932- person
associatedWith Conrad, Pete, 1930-1999 person
associatedWith Sarnoff, Dorothy. person
associatedWith Sarnoff, Dorothy. person
memberOf Skylab Program corporateBody
employeeOf United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration corporateBody
memberOf United States. Navy corporateBody
alumnusOrAlumnaOf University of Texas at Austin. corporateBody
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Painter
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