Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

Bean

Alan LaVern

USA

Alan Bean

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Personal data

Birthdate:  15.03.1932
Birthplace:  Wheeler / Texas
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  17.10.1963
Selection group:  NASA-3
Position:  LMP
Status:  Ret. 26.02.1981

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  Apollo 12  LMP  14.11. - 24.11.1969 10d 04h 36m 
2  Skylab 3  CDR  28.07. - 25.09.1973 59d 11h 09m 
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Total  69d 15h 45m 
         

Backup assignments

No. Mission Position
1  Gemini 10  Command Pilot
2  Apollo 9  LMP
3  ASTP  CDR

Additional information

Bachelor of science in aeronautical engineering from the University of Texas, 1955; two honorary doctorates; Captain, USN, Ret; test pilot; unsuccessful application for NASA astronaut group 2; he was the fourth man to walk on the lunar surface; he retired from Navy in 1975, but continued as head of the Astronaut Candidate Operations and Training Group within the astronaut office in a civilian capacity; from 1978 - 1981 he was acting chief astronaut; he resigned from NASA on 26.02.1981 to devote his full time to painting.

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