Alan Bean

1932 - 2018

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Alan LaVern Bean (March 15, 1932 – May 26, 2018) was an American naval officer and aviator, aeronautical engineer, test pilot, and NASA astronaut; he was the fourth person to walk on the Moon. He was selected to become an astronaut by NASA in 1963 as part of Astronaut Group 3. Before becoming an astronaut, Bean graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering from University of Texas at Austin and re-joined the U.S. Navy—he served as an enlisted member for a year after his high school graduation. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alan Bean has received more than 926,766 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Alan Bean is the 28th most popular astronaut (down from 23rd in 2019), the 1,730th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,242nd in 2019) and the 18th most popular American Astronaut.

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Among astronauts, Alan Bean ranks 28 out of 524Before him are Ed White, James Irwin, Fred Haise, Gus Grissom, Frank Borman, and Valery Bykovsky. After him are Valeri Polyakov, Pavel Popovich, Valeri Kubasov, Bruce McCandless II, Ilan Ramon, and Georgy Dobrovolsky.

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Among people born in 1932, Alan Bean ranks 92Before him are Dieter Rams, Abdul Halim Khaddam, Quino, Pentti Linkola, Tomohiko Ikoma, and Gyula Horn. After him are Paul Virilio, Manmohan Singh, Ingemar Johansson, Rodion Shchedrin, Jean-Jacques Sempé, and Robert Benton. Among people deceased in 2018, Alan Bean ranks 76Before him are Osamu Shimomura, Samir Amin, Tom Wolfe, Aaron Klug, Avicii, and Sondra Locke. After him are Paul Virilio, Efraín Ríos Montt, Thomas A. Steitz, Joël Robuchon, Hayden White, and Dorothy Malone.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Alan Bean ranks 1,730 out of 15,968Before him are Sarah Wayne Callies (1977), Jim Rogers (1942), Mary Parker Follett (1868), Jerome Robbins (1918), Eartha Kitt (1927), and Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848). After him are Wes Studi (1947), Thomas J. Sargent (1943), LeBron James (1984), Tom Skerritt (1933), Madeleine Stowe (1958), and Kevin A. Lynch (1918).

Among ASTRONAUTS In United States

Among astronauts born in United States, Alan Bean ranks 18Before him are Edgar Mitchell (1930), Ed White (1930), James Irwin (1930), Fred Haise (1933), Gus Grissom (1926), and Frank Borman (1928). After him are Bruce McCandless II (1937), Michael P. Anderson (1959), Charles Duke (1935), Thomas P. Stafford (1930), Ken Mattingly (1936), and Ellison Onizuka (1946).