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Author Topic:   Apollo astronaut-artist Alan Bean (1932-2018)
SkyMan1958
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posted 05-28-2018 11:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SkyMan1958   Click Here to Email SkyMan1958     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
An amazing guy.

I hope he gets to talk with some of the past artists whose work he liked.

Fra Mauro
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A great astronaut and a tremendous person. Another reminder of an era gone by...

R.I.P.

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The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will hold a brief remembrance ceremony for Alan Bean at the Apollo/Saturn V Center at 11:00 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, May 30.

Bean's mural, "Reaching for the Stars," previously on display in the old Astronaut Hall of Fame, was recently relocated to the Apollo/Saturn V Center.

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Very sad. A great guy. He will be missed by many.

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I was saddened to hear of the loss of Al. He was always a pleasure to be with whenever we met, which was a few times in the UK.

Though always busy with his fantastic art, he took time to help in my research into Skylab and for Jerry Carr's biography, "84 Days." I once asked him if he had ever considered painting scenes from Skylab, which I would have loved to see, but he said he was too committed to recording his impressions of Apollo onto canvas, and which we will forever be grateful he was.

I only have a print of one of his paintings but it is signed by Dick Gordon.

Skylab, with Al, Jack, and Owen on board, was the first spacecraft I saw fly over in orbit while stationed in southern Devon, so that spacecraft and crew hold a very special place in my memory. He will be missed but reunited with Pete and Dick, never forgotten. Fair winds and happy landings Al, RIP.

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Robert Pearlman
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Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex photo of Bob Cabana from today's remembrance ceremony for Alan Bean:

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More photos from today's remembrance ceremony at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, courtesy Jason Rubin (cS: 4allmankind):

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J Blackburn
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Godspeed Commander Bean.

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Alan’s daughter Amy has put a lovely post on her website regarding her fathers passing.

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That is indeed a very beautiful tribute to the nicest astronaut ever.

Robert Pearlman
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From NASA on Twitter:
Today, a memorial service commemorated the extraordinary life of Apollo and Skylab astronaut Alan Bean, who passed away May 26.

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Do you know when/if NASA will post the video of the service?

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The memorial service was private. NASA did not record video.

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He was one of the nicest human beings one could have ever met.

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Thank you for serving our country as a Naval Aviator and NASA Astronaut.

Robert Pearlman
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Alan Bean was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery on Thursday (Nov. 8). He was interred in Section 11, near the burial site of his Apollo 12 crewmate and friend, Pete Conrad. (Photo credit: Mark Usciak)

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Another "Original" laid to rest. RIP Alan.

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I can't understand why it took so long for Bean's interment since he passed away in May; though it took four months for John Glenn...

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I can tell you that the long delay for burial has everything to do with being buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

The average time from death to burial at Arlington for service members eligible to be buried there (high qualifications must be met) is around 4-6 months.

Here's a news article from USA Today about this topic from a few years ago.

Robert Pearlman
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NASA had a photographer at the interment. Additional photos can be viewed here.

Among the astronauts paying their respects were Fred Haise, Charlie Duke, Bill Anders, Rusty Schweickart, Walt Cunningham, Harrison Schmitt, Jack Lousma and Mike Massimino.

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Other astronauts present included Dave Scott and Vance Brand.

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A spectacular fall day with a bright blue sky for it too, so excellent flying conditions in memory of this very special man.

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Having visited Arlington, I know how fitting a final resting place it is, and it must have been a comfort to Al's family to see so many of his surviving Apollo colleagues there to pay their last respects.

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My wife Lynn and I were honored to be invited to Alan's interment at Arlington. All of his Group 3 classmates were honorary pallbearers and all attended save for Buzz Aldrin.

It was a beautiful day and a moving ceremony as our country honored one of its best.

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Johnson Space Center remembered Alan Bean on Monday (April 15, 2019) with a tree planting in its memorial grove.

The ceremony was held jointly with the tree planting for Bean's Apollo 12 crewmate, Richard Gordon, who preceded Bean in death by six months.

Photos courtesy David Senechal.


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