Heavenly Reflections – Pete Canrad shows Pete Conrad and Alan Bean 239,000 miles from Earth during the Apollo XII mission, standing on the Ocean of Storms, looking homeward. Bean reflects, “Pete and I had come a long way together. He is the best astronaut I have ever known. As we looked up, the sky was a deep shiny black. As I touched Pete’s shoulder I thought, can all the people we know or have seen or heard about actually be up on that tiny blue and white marble? It was a wondrous moment.”
When astronaut/artist Alan Bean first started painting, he experimented with landscapes on earth. He never imagined that, only a few years later in 1969, he would be walking on a completely different surface — the Moon. Nor did he foresee a second career as an artist, focusing on the landscape of the moon, as well as images of the earth seen from outer space.
Alan Bean was the fourth man to walk on the moon — but he considered himself more of an artist than he did an astronaut. Experience the splendor of having one of his pieces on your wall today!
Countersigner: Charles “Pete” Conrad.
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