on Saturday, May 26, Apollo, Skylab Astronaut Alan Bean Dies at Age 86
He was Fourth Man to Walk on the Moon
He died ar at Houston Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas.
His death followed his suddenly falling ill while on travel in Fort Wayne, Indiana two weeks before.
A test pilot in the U.S. Navy, Bean was one of 14 trainees selected by NASA for its third group of astronauts in October 1963.
He flew twice into space, first as the lunar module pilot on Apollo 12, the second moon landing mission, in November 1969, and then as commander of the second crewed flight to the United States’ first space station, Skylab, in July 1973.