Alan Bean, Apollo 12About this photograph
Astronaut Alan L. Bean, lunar module pilot for the Apollo 12 lunar landing mission, holds a Special Environmental Sample Container filled with lunar soil collected during the extravehicular activity (EVA) in which astronauts Charles Conrad, commander, and alan Bean participated. Conrad, who took this picture, is reflected in the lunar module pilot?s helmet visor.
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Born on 2nd June 1930, Charles Conrad Junior, otherwise known as Pete Conrad, was an American astronaut. He was selected by NASA into the second group of astronauts in 1962. He retired from NASA and the Navy in 1973 and worked for several companies, such as McDonnell Douglas. In the ‘90’s, he took part in test flights for the Delta Clipper an experimental vehicle (piloted from the ground). On 8th June 1999, he died following a motorbike accident.