HOUSTON (AP) — Astronaut Alan Bean, who was the fourth person to walk on the moon, has died.
A statement released by NASA and family members says Bean died Saturday in Houston after a short illness. He was 86.READ MORE: Man Wanted For Robbery Leads Police On Motorcycle Chase In Whittier Area
Bean was the lunar module pilot on Apollo 12, which made the second moon landing in 1969.
He then commanded the second crewed flight to the United States’ first space station, Skylab, in 1973. On that mission, he orbited the Earth for 59 days.READ MORE: Dodger Fan Jessica Andrade Struck By Justin Turner Foul Ball In San Francisco
Bean spent a total of 69 days in space, including 31 hours on the moon.
His wife of 40 years, Leslie Bean, said in the statement he died peacefully surrounded by those who loved him.MORE NEWS: 101 Freeway In Hollywood Reopened Following Death Investigation
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