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Alan L. Bean, Fourth Astronaut to Walk on the Moon, Dies at 86

Alan L. Bean, Fourth Astronaut to Walk on the Moon, Dies at 86

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We lost another spacefaring pioneer this previous end of the week. Space explorer Alan L. Bean, the fourth human to make a stride on the outside of the moon, died on May 26th, according to NASA. He was 86.

Mr. Bean started his profession as a Navy aircraft tester. Chosen by NASA for its third gathering of space explorers, he joined the space traveler corps in 1963. He made his initial excursion into space on board Apollo 12 on November 14, 1969, only four months after Neil Armstrong’s historic landing. He spent a total of 31 hours on the moon.

Alan L. Bean was brought into the world on March 15, 1932, in Wheeler, Texas. In 1955, he procured a degree in aeronautical engineering from the University of Texas. He spent the later long periods of his profession preparing future space explorers, retiring in the early ’80s to seek after another energy of his—painting.Alan L. Bean was the last living crew individual from Apollo 12.

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