May 28, 2018

Fourth man to walk on Moon dies aged 86

NASA announced that Alan Bean, the first moonstone clerk, died at the age of 86.
He died at the Houston Methodist Hospital in Texas, USA, on May 26, 2018.
Alan Bean is pointing at himself at an exhibition on July 15, 2009 (Photo: AP)
Alan Bean is pointing at himself at an exhibition on July 15, 2009 (Photo: AP)
Alan Bean became the fourth person to walk on the moon on 19 November 1969. He travels there through the 12th mission of NASA, along with Charles Pete Conrad (the first moon on the moon). The two astronauts collected rocks and soil on the planet, which weighed 34 kilograms to the Earth for study.

Bean was born on March 15, 1932, in Texas. He obtained a Bachelor of Engineering Degree from the University of Texas in 1955. He joined the Navy Test Pilot, flying 27 different types of planes with over 5500 hours of flying. He was among the 14 people whom NASA chose for the third astronaut in October 1963.
Alan Bean (Photo: NASA)
Alan Bean retired from the Navy in 1975 and from NASA in 1981.

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