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Alan Bean

Alan Bean first started out as a Navy Test Pilot, he flew over 5500 hours, and flew 27 different aircrafts. Alan Bean became an astronaut in 1963. But wasn't picked for any missions for sometime. It wasn't until fellow astronaut, Charles Conrad (aka Pete), asked him if he wanted to take part on Apollo 12 after the death of C.C. Williams, whom Bean went on to replace. On Apollo 12, he was The Lunar Excursion Module pilot (LEM Pilot) and became the 4th man to walk on the moon in November of 1969. He flew again on Skylab 3, and was in space for 59 days in 1973. Alan retired from NASA in 1981. He is now an artist, painting his experiences on the moon. He released a book of his artwork in 1998, titled "Apollo: An Eyewitness Account by Astronaut/Explorer/Artist/Moonwalker Alan Bean".

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Mar 15, 1932 In Wheeler, Texas, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Colbert Report 2005-10-17
Latest Project:
Series NASA's Unexplained Files 2012-03-27
Known For
Poster of NASA's Unexplained Files
Poster of The Colbert Report
NASA's Unexplained Files Himself - Apollo 12 Astronaut 2012-03-27
The Colbert Report Unknown 2005-10-17