Astronaut Alan Bean, Fourth Person to Walk on the Moon, Dies at 86

Breitbart | 5/26/2018 | Staff
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Legendary astronaut Alan Bean, — the fourth person to walk on the moon — has died at the age of 86 Saturday, a NASA statement says.

Bean, who passed away at Houston Methodist after battling a short illness, was a lunar module pilot on Apollo 12 in 1969, the second manned flight to land on the moon.

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In 1973, Bean was spacecraft commander of the second manned mission to Skylab, the first U.S. space station.

The astronaut spent a total of 1,671 hours and 45 minutes in space.

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Astronaut Scott Kelly mourned Bean on Twitter, calling him a “spaceflight pioneer.”

“Sad day. Not only did we lose a spaceflight pioneer, 4th man to walk on the moon, but also an exceptional artist that brought his experience back to Earth to share with the world. Fair winds and following seas, Captain,” Kelly tweeted.

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