In November 1969, Captain Alan Bean was the lunar module pillot on Apollo 12, and became the fourth man to walk on the moon, the second lunar landing. Thirty-five years later, Bean’s footprints still lie undisturbed on the moon’s Ocean of Storms.
Bean later commanded Skylab 3, in 1973 and remained in space a whopping 59 days, logging a record-setting 24,400,000 miles.
Alan resigned from NASA in June 1981 to pursue his lifelong passion for art, drawing on his 18-year career as an astronaut for inspiration. He is the only artist in the world to use moon dust in his paintings.