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  • Alan Bean, Don Peterson remembered at ceremony at Kennedy Space Center

    Jason RhianMay 31st, 2018

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Two astronauts who passed away in recent days were the subject of a memorial held at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex on Wednesday, May 30, 2018. Many colleagues paid their respects to Alan Bean and Don Peterson each of whom added their own legacies to space flight history.

  • Aviator, Apollo Astronaut, Artist: Alan Bean passes away at 86

    Jason RhianMay 26th, 2018

    Alan Bean, a U.S. Navy test pilot who would go on to become an Apollo and Skylab astronaut and one of just 12 men to walk on the Moon, has died at the Houston Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas. His death marks the passing of the last crew member who comprised humanity's second crewed trip to the Moon - Apollo 12.

  • Our SpaceFlight Heritage: Pete’s ‘big step’

    Jason RhianNovember 19th, 2015

    When it comes to space exploration, one tends to focus on the "firsts". Sometimes, the fact that there were six landings on the surface of the Moon is often forgotten. The differences between each mission were profound. In terms of the Apollo 11 and Apollo 12, some of the perceived stiffness between the crew members was obviously not present. In many ways, the most publicly "fun" landing took place on Nov. 19, 1969.

  • Our SpaceFlight Heritage: Apollo 12 – Sailing The Ocean of Storms

    Jason RhianNovember 19th, 2014

    Forty-five years ago today, Nov. 19, 1969, Apollo 12’s Commander Pete Conrad and Lunar Module Pilot Alan Bean set their Lunar Module, Intrepid down on the Moon’s Ocean of Storms (Oceanus Procellarum ). The mission was the culmination of the sixth crewed flight under Apollo overall and it served as confirmation that not only could […]