Astronaut Alan Bean, who was the fourth individual to stroll on the moon, has died.
An announcement launched by NASA and members of the family mentioned Bean died Saturday in Houston after a brief sickness. He was 86.
His spouse of 40 years, Leslie Bean, mentioned within the assertion that he died peacefully surrounded by those that beloved him.
Bean was the lunar module pilot on Apollo 12, which made the second moon touchdown in 1969.
He then commanded the second crewed flight to the US’ first area station, Skylab, in 1973. On that mission, he orbited the Earth for 59 days.
Bean spent a complete of 69 days in area, together with 31 hours on the moon.