Alan Bean Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Wife, Net Worth

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Alan Bean (Alan LaVern Bean)

Last Updated: 07 Mar, 2024 | Views: 485

Age: 86

Profession: Astronaut

Other Profession(s): Naval Aviator, Test pilot

Famous For: Former NASA Astronaut

Higher Education: Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical engineering

Alan Bean Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
15 Mar, 1932 (86 Years 02 Months 11 Days)
Birth Country
United States
Birth State/Province
Birth District
Birth Sign
Died on
26 May, 2018

Alan Bean Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography):

Alan LaVern Bean was born on March 15 1932. He was named the fourth person who walked on the Moon. He is a naval officer, an aviator, an aeronautical engineer, a test pilot, a NASA astronaut, and a painter. His career as an astronaut began in 1963. But it wasn't until fellow astronaut Charles Conrad (aka Pete) asked him if he would be interested in joining Apollo 12 following the death of C.C. Williams, whom Bean went on to replace.


In 1949: Alan Bean joined the U.S. Naval Reserve after graduating high school.

In January 1955: Alan Bean attended flight training at the University of Texas at Austin and was commissioned a "U.S. Navy ensign" through the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC).

NASA Career:

In 1963: NASA selected bean to be a member of Astronaut Group 3

In November 1969: Alan Bean and Pete Conrad landed on the ocean of storms on the Moon after flying 250,000 miles and experiencing a harrowing lightning strike at launch.

From July 29 to September 25, 1973: Alan Bean commanded Skylab 3, the second crewed mission to Skylab.

In 1975: As a civilian, Alan Bean served as head of the Astronaut Candidate Operations and Training Group within the Astronaut Office after retiring from the Navy

In June 1981, Alan Bean left NASA to pursue painting full-time.

Award & Achievements:

Rear Admiral William S. Parsons Award for Scientific and Technical Progress,


Alan Bean Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 178 cm
In Meters 1.78 m
In feet Inches 5'10"
Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 68 Kg
In Pounds 150 lbs
Eye Color
Hazel Brown
Hair Color

Alan Bean Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Arnold Bean
Mother's Name
Frances Bean
Sue Ragsdale, Leslie Bean
Paula Bean
Clay Bean
Amy Sue Bean
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