Alan Bean

1932 - 2018

Alan Bean

Alan LaVern "Al" 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 843,978 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 23rd most popular astronaut.

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Among astronauts, Alan Bean ranks 23 out of 501Before him are David Scott, Jim Lovell, Edgar Mitchell, Sigmund Jähn, Andriyan Nikolayev, and Gus Grissom. After him are Svetlana Savitskaya, Bruce McCandless II, James Irwin, Ed White, Frank Borman, and William Anders.

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Among people born in 1932, Alan Bean ranks 76Before him are Nikolai Kardashev, Petula Clark, Lalo Schifrin, Benigno Aquino Jr., Gyula Horn, and Wolf Vostell. After him are Thomas Klestil, Stuart Hall, Pier Angeli, Fernando Arrabal, Corry Brokken, and Meir Kahane. Among people deceased in 2018, Alan Bean ranks 65Before him are Tsukasa Hosaka, R. Lee Ermey, Ruud Lubbers, Joe Jackson, Girma Wolde-Giorgis, and Christine Nöstlinger. After him are Shoko Asahara, Milena Dravić, Dolores O'Riordan, Anthony Bourdain, Ermanno Olmi, and Thomas A. Steitz.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Alan Bean ranks 1,242 out of 12,171Before him are Marion Zimmer Bradley (1930), Cesar Romero (1907), Anne Hathaway (1982), James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834), Jeff Koons (1955), and Jane Wyman (1917). After him are Aaron Burr (1756), John C. Mather (1946), Benedict Arnold (1741), Robin Cook (1940), Tom Morello (1964), and Charles Mingus (1922).

Among ASTRONAUTS In United States

Among astronauts born in United States, Alan Bean ranks 14Before him are Dennis Tito (1940), Harrison Schmitt (1935), David Scott (1932), Jim Lovell (1928), Edgar Mitchell (1930), and Gus Grissom (1926). After him are Bruce McCandless II (1937), James Irwin (1930), Ed White (1930), Frank Borman (1928), Charles Duke (1935), and Roger B. Chaffee (1935).