Friday, May 21, 2010
Alan Bean: National Aviation Hall of Fame
On July 17, 2010 Navy Capt. Alan Bean (Ret), Lunar Module Pilot for Apollo 12, Fourth Man to Walk on the Moon, Commander of Skylab 3, and the First Artist on Another World will be enshrined into the National Aviation Hall of Fame in Dayton, OH. The Hall of Fame, located inside the National Museum of the United States Air Force, honors the legacies of America's air and space pioneers—the individuals whose ambition, innovation and inspiration gave wings to mankind's pursuit of flight.
“This is the Oscar night of aviation,” said NAHF Enshrinement Director Ron Kaplan. “Along with the air and space pioneers being enshrined, we have some giants in aviation history lined up to present each honoree.”
Alan will be introduced by fellow Apollo 12 astronaut, Capt. Richard “Dick” Gordon, (Ret). In Alan Bean’s Conrad, Gordon and Bean, The Fantasy all three of the Apollo 12 crew share a highly desired, but never to be moment on the surface of the moon.