Spacey artists: Alan Bean was the subject of an artistic photo taken on the moon in 1969. The former NASA astronaut now creates space art.
Spacey artists: Alan Bean was the subject of an artistic photo taken on the moon in 1969. The former NASA astronaut now creates space art.Courtesy NASA/Charles Conrad
Here's an interesting story about former NASA astronaut Alan Bean and his new calling as a space artist. If you really want to check out his artwork, go to his website here to see some very cool space art. In some of his works, Bean incorporates actual tools and artifacts from his moon trip. Bean was the lunar module pilot of Apollo 12 and also commanded a Skylab mission.

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mdr says:

Alan Bean is featured in the recent documentary IN THE SHADOW OF THE MOON. I thought his exuberant retelling of his visit to the lunar surface during the Apollo 12 mission was the highlight of the film. And the guy was funny to boot. The film was in theaters last year and is now out on DVD.

posted on Tue, 10/14/2008 - 10:00am

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