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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, NASA astronaut and painter. He was selected to become an astronaut by NASA in 1963 as part of Astronaut Group 3, and was the fourth person to walk on the Moon. Before becoming an astronaut, Bean graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering from University of Texas at Austin in 1955 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 1,195,778 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia. Alan Bean is the 33rd most popular astronaut (down from 28th in 2019), the 1,991st most popular biography from United States (down from 1,729th in 2019) and the 18th most popular American Astronaut.

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Among astronauts, Alan Bean ranks 33 out of 524Before him are Valery Bykovsky, Ilan Ramon, Michael P. Anderson, Bruce McCandless II, Georgy Dobrovolsky, and Roger B. Chaffee. After him are Frank Borman, John Young, Ellison Onizuka, Christa McAuliffe, Kalpana Chawla, and Vladislav Volkov.

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Among people born in 1932, Alan Bean ranks 106Before him are Ingemar Johansson, Khaled al-Asaad, Dušan Makavejev, Tatsuya Nakadai, Horst Eckel, and Nikolai Kardashev. After him are Christy Brown, Paul Virilio, Delphine Seyrig, Abdul Halim Khaddam, Dudley R. Herschbach, and Amrish Puri. Among people deceased in 2018, Alan Bean ranks 81Before him are Tom Wolfe, Christine Nöstlinger, James Mirrlees, Hayden White, John Gavin, and Thomas A. Steitz. After him are Ermanno Olmi, Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza, Efraín Ríos Montt, Keith O'Brien, Paul Virilio, and Nicole Fontaine.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Alan Bean ranks 1,991 out of 18,182Before him are Billy Preston (1946), Wayne Dyer (1940), Clara Bow (1905), Barbara Eden (1931), Tim Allen (1953), and Cindy Crawford (1966). After him are Tom Hulce (1953), David Crosby (1941), Phil Ochs (1940), Robert Ryan (1909), George Kelly (1905), and Henry King (1886).

Among ASTRONAUTS In United States

Among astronauts born in United States, Alan Bean ranks 18Before him are James Irwin (1930), Edgar Mitchell (1930), Ed White (1930), Michael P. Anderson (1959), Bruce McCandless II (1937), and Roger B. Chaffee (1935). After him are Frank Borman (1928), John Young (1930), Ellison Onizuka (1946), Christa McAuliffe (1948), Fred Haise (1933), and Ken Mattingly (1936).