This podcast extra is a re-release of our full length interview with the 4th man to walk on the moon aboard the Apollo 12 mission in 1969.
Alan Bean was not only a fighter pilot, Navy test pilot, astronaut, moonwalker, space station commander and artist, but he was also a very considerate, genuine and self-effacing gentleman. We are hugely saddened by the loss of such a lovely man but heartened that he passed away peacefully surrounded by his family.
In this interview, recorded in October 2015 we discussed:
- journeying to the moon on a Saturn V rocket
- your rocket getting struck by lightening
- the mission’s colourful commander (Pete Conrad)
- what the moon looked and felt like underfoot
- the science conducted on the surface of the moon
- the future of human spaceflight
- and the Martian Olympics
Farewell Alan Bean. You leave us with only four humans that have memories of walking on the moon but a rich legacy of technological and scientific accomplishments.