Bean

The fourth day of the Lunar year, is named Bean after the fourth human being who set foot on the Moon's surface; Alan LaVern Bean.

Captain Bean stepped down from the LM ladder onto the Moon at 1-05-04 ∇ 07:24 LST.

Captain Bean was lunar module pilot on Apollo 12, man’s second lunar landing. On 1-05-04 ∇, Captain Bean and Captain Pete Conrad landed in the moon’s Ocean of Storms—after a flight of some 250,000 miles. They explored the lunar surface, deployed several lunar surface experiments, and installed the first nuclear power generator station on the moon to provide the power source. Captain Richard Gordon remained in lunar orbit photographing landing sites for future missions.

Bean also served as backup astronaut for the Gemini 10 and Apollo 9 missions.

Sources:
http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/bean-al.html
http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/imgcat/html/object_page/a12_h_46_6729.html


Day 10: Duke

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43rd anniversary!
44-01-01 ∇


Luna-Glob 1
Year 45 ∇