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Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Happy Birthday, Alan Bean
The Blessed are the Geeks blog would like to wish a happy and healthy birthday to astronaut and artist Alan Bean. Alan Bean was the Lunar Module Pilot for the Apollo 12 mission, and became the fourth man to walk on the Moon in November, 1969.
Bean retired from NASA in the early 1980s and became a painter. Most of his works are landscapes of the lunar surface, many of them containing actual dust from the surface of the moon. He is 79, and still an American hero.