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Alan LaVern Bean

(1932-03-15)March 15, 1932
Status Retired
Died May 26, 2018(2018-05-26) (aged 86)
Nationality American
Alma mater UT Austin, B.S. 1955
Occupation Naval aviator, test pilot
Space career
NASA Astronaut
Rank Captain, USN
Time in space
69d 15h 45min
Selection 1963 NASA Group 3
Total EVAs
Total EVA time
10 hours 26 minutes
Missions Apollo 12, Skylab 3
Mission insignia
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Retirement June 1981
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Portrait of Astronaut Alan L. Bean, Prime Crew Lunar Module Pilot of the Apollo 12 Lunar Landing Mission, in his space suit minus the helmet. He is standing outside beside a mock-up of the Lunar Lander.

Alan LaVern Bean (March 15, 1932 – May 26, 2018), (Capt, USN, Ret.), was an American former naval officer and 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.

Bean died at a hospital in Houston, Texas on May 26, 2018 from a short-illness at the age of 86.

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