Alan Bean Trivia Quiz: The US Astronaut

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Alan LaVern Bean was a US Navy officer, aviator, aeronautical engineer, test pilot, NASA astronaut, and painter. He was born on March 15, 1932, in Wheeler, Texas, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. Bean served in the US Navy as a fighter pilot and attended the US Naval Test Pilot School before being selected as part of Astronaut Group 3 in 1963. He made his first flight into space aboard Apollo 12 and his second and final flight on the Skylab 3 mission. Bean pursued his interest in painting after retiring from NASA.

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Which Apollo mission was Alan Bean originally the backup command pilot for?

  • Apollo 8

  • Apollo 9

  • Apollo 10

  • Apollo 11

Where did Alan Bean attend art classes during his tour of duty at the US Naval Test Pilot School?

  • St. Mary's College of California

  • St. Mary's College of Maryland

  • St. Mary's College of Massachusetts

  • St. Mary's College of New York

Which astronaut training process was championed by Alan Bean?

  • Weightlifting

  • Neutral Buoyancy Simulation

  • Running

  • Meditation

In which mission did Alan Bean become the fourth person to walk on the moon?

  • Apollo 11

  • Apollo 12

  • Apollo 13

  • Apollo 14

Which US Navy squadron did Alan Bean serve in from 1956 to 1960?

  • VA-172

  • VA-44

  • VA-52

  • VA-105

Who personally requested Alan Bean to replace Clifton Williams on the backup crew for Apollo 9?

  • Neil Armstrong

  • Buzz Aldrin

  • Michael Collins

  • Pete Conrad

In which mission did Alan Bean make his second and final flight into space?

  • Apollo 12

  • Apollo 13

  • Skylab 1

  • Skylab 3

What was Alan Bean's rank when he was honorably discharged from the US Navy in 1950?

  • Ensign

  • Lieutenant

  • Captain

  • Commander

How many hours of flying time did Alan Bean log?

  • 7,145 hours

  • 8,220 hours

  • 9,765 hours

  • 11,380 hours

What was Alan Bean's primary profession before becoming an astronaut?

  • Test Pilot

  • Engineer

  • Painter

  • Navy Officer

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