Alan Bean, astronaut who walked on the moon, dies at 86


CBS News reports that Alan Bean, a Navy test pilot and astronaut who walked on the moon before spending two months aboard America’s first space station, died Saturday at age 86.

NASA confirmed Bean’s death in a statement to CBS News, saying the former astronaut died at Houston Methodist Hospital after a short illness.

CBS News reports that his wife, Leslie Bean, said in a statement to NASA that, “Alan was the strongest and kindest man I ever knew. He was the love of my life and I miss him dearly. … Alan died peacefully in Houston surrounded by those who loved him.”

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