50 years since man first stepped foot on the moon

50 years since man first stepped foot on the moon

On July 20th, 2019, it will be 50 years since man first set foot on the moon!

Find out what it was like for astronauts who went there: we interview Alan Bean, the 4th man to walk on the moon who rocketed there with Apollo 12, the second manned moon mission. A former US Navy test pilot, he was selected by Nasa as a trainee in 1963. He went into space twice, the first time in November 1969 as the lunar module pilot on the Apollo 12 Moon-landing mission. In 1973 he was commander of the second crewed flight to Skylab – America’s first space station. He retired from Nasa in 1981 and in later life he became an accomplished artist, producing paintings that were inspired by space. Alan Bean died in 2018.

Check out the interview in our Globe Trekker East Texas episode available on DVD or to download on our online store.