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Robert Pearlman

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posted 12-22-2004 11:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From the Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
Fort Worth's own astronaut, Alan Bean, the fourth person to walk on the moon, was the first "astro-cop."

When Apollo 12, carrying astronauts Bean, Pete Conrad and Richard Gordon, began its orbit of the moon on Nov. 19, 1969, it carried a badge and other credentials identifying Bean as an honorary Fort Worth police officer.

Apollo 12 carried other Fort Worth memorabilia as well...

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From: Houston, TX
Registered: May 2001

posted 12-22-2004 12:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott   Click Here to Email Scott     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My earliest memory of the space program was staring up at Bean's lunar suit, then in a glass display case on the first floor of the Children's Museum (now the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History), where I attended Museum School. It was 1970-1971 and I was 3 years old. I did not get to meet him until almost 30 years later, but when I did I mentioned I was from Fort Worth. As you all know he is very friendly and he leaned back, a large smile appeared on his face and he said, "Hometown Boy!". I got a kick out of that.

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Rob Joyner

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From: GA, USA
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posted 12-28-2004 03:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rob Joyner   Click Here to Email Rob Joyner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I wonder if he is related to the old-west-hangin'-judge Roy Bean?
If so, it's a darn good thing that Conrad and that Gordon kept their noses outta trouble...

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