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Alan Bean
NASA Astronaut
Nationality American
Status Retired
Born March 15, 1932 (1932-03-15) (ageĀ 87)
Wheeler, Texas, U.S.
Other occupation Naval aviator, test pilot
Rank Captain, USN
Time in space 69d 15h 45m
Selection 1963 NASA Group 3
Total EVAs 3
Total EVA time 10 hours 26 minutes
Missions Apollo 12, Skylab 3
Mission insignia Skylab2-Patch.png
Retirement June 1981

Alan LaVern Bean (born March 15, 1932), (Capt, USN, Ret.), is 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.

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