LPSC Attendees Meet Apollo Astronaut Alan Bean
While attending the 44th annual Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC) in The Woodlands, Texas, seven University of North Dakota students attended an inspirational talk titled, “Reaching for Your Own Special Star” given by Apollo 12 astronaut Alan Bean at Rice University. Bean, the fourth man to walk on the Moon in 1969, discussed his experiences of his astronaut selection, training, lunar landing, and career as a painter. Bean’s paintings depict all the experiences that impacted his 18-year long NASA career.
(Left to Right): Joshua Borchardt (UND), Kat Powell (Rice University), Jonathan Schiralli (UND), Tyler Hill (UND), Jeremy Holter (UND), Apollo 12 Astronaut Alan Bean, Marissa Saad (UND), Brian Badders (UND), and Marian Courtney (UND).