Alan Bean facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsAlan Bean
March 15, 1932|
Wheeler, Texas, U.S.
|Died||May 26, 2018
Houston, Texas, U.S.
|Other occupation||Naval aviator, test pilot|
|Time in space||69d 15h 45min|
|Selection||1963 NASA Group 3|
|Total EVA time||10 hours 26 minutes|
|Missions||Apollo 12, Skylab 3|
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.
Bean died at a hospital in Houston, Texas on May 26, 2018 from a short-illness at the age of 86.
Images for kids
Alan Bean museum marker in Shamrock, Texas
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