Alan Bean Birthday (March 15th)

Alan Bean Birthday (March 15th)

Alan bean was the famous astronaut who is the fourth man to walk on the moon. Alan Bean birthday is celebrated one among the Famous birthdays in march, on that day birthday gifts, birthday cards are distributed among the school childrens.Alan bean was born in the wheeler in northeastern Texas Panhandle in the year 1932. His father used to work in a soil conservation service and Alan bean lived along with him in Minden. Alan bean received his bachelor’s degree from the Texas University   Austin in the year 1955. in the university itself he was a member of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. He also went into a four-year tour as a fighter pilot and also trained himself, as navy test pilot under Pete Conrad who was in the later year became his commander in the Apollo-12 mission.

Born: March 15, 1932 (age 82), Wheeler, Texas, United States
Space missions: Apollo 12, Skylab 3
Artwork: That's How It Felt To Walk On The Moon, more
Education: University of Texas at Austin (1955), R.L. Paschal High School
Spouse: Sue Ragsdale, Leslie Bean
Children: Tracy Bean

Alan bean was selected in NASA as a party of group3 in the year 1963. He remained unsuccessful in securing the early Apollo flight assignment, which made him to loose his chance of being the backup pilot for the Gemini-10 mission. Alan bean got his chance when his fellow astronaut Clifton Williams got killed in an air crash. This led him the way to back up crew for Apollo-9. However Pete Conrad personally requested bean to replace William. Alan has also been the spacecraft commander of the Skylab mission, which is the second manned mission.

The personal lie of bean remained quite interesting too. Alan bean got married in have two grown up kid’s one daughter and one son. However bean is quite attached to the school Alan bean passed out on his voyage to moon he also waved his school flag on the moon. The University of Texas has awarded Alan bean from where he passed out his bachelors as the best honorary doctorate in science from Texas University in the year 1972. And in the year 1974 he was gain awarded as the honorary doctorate of science engineering from the University of Akron (Ohio). Bean also led the assignment of the American and Russian Apollo-Soyuz Test project as the backup spacecraft commander of the United States flight crew.  Alan bean took his retirement from the navy in the year of 1975 but he remained active in the astronaut candid operations and astronaut training groups within the civilian capacity.

Awards and Decoration

  • Navy Astronaut Wings
  • Navy Distinguished Service Medal (2x)
  • NASA Distinguished Service Medal (2x)
  • Rear Admiral William S. Parsons Award for Scientific and Technical Progress
  • University of Texas Distinguished Alumnus Award and Distinguished Engineering Graduate Award
  • Godfrey L. Cabot Award
  • National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Trustees Award
  • Texas Press Associations Man of the Year Award for 1969
  • City of Chicago Gold Medal
  • Robert J. Collier Trophy for 1973
  • Federation Aeronautique Internationale Yuri Gagarin Gold Medal for 1973
  • V.M. Komarov Diploma for 1973 (1974)
  • Dr. Robert H. Goddard Memorial Trophy for 1975 (1975)
  • AIAA Octave Chanute Award for 1975 (1975)
  • AAS Flight Achievement Award for 1974 (1975)


"But I found that being an artist and doing accurate work is very difficult."
- Alan Bean

"It seems farther away now because there are no rockets getting there. Nobody is going."
- Alan Bean

"It's hard not to be excited when you're going to find a way to land on the moon."
- Alan Bean

"I have the nicest life in the world."
- Alan Bean

"Eventually there are going to be cities in space."
- Alan Bean

"I feel like there's to many paintings left unpainted that I just don't want to take the time away."
- Alan Bean

"History has spurts and then is steady, and then maybe even backing up a step, and then forward again."
- Alan Bean

"One of the great things about the universe is that it's fair."
- Alan Bean