Astronaut and moonwalker Alan Bean dies at 86

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HOUSTON, TexasAstronaut Alan Bean, who was the fourth person to walk on the moon, has died.

A statement released by NASA and family members says Bean died Saturday in Houston after a short illness. He was 86.

Bean was the lunar module pilot on Apollo 12, which made the second moon landing in 1969.

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He then commanded the second crewed flight to the United States’ first space station, Skylab, in...

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