Proud Products of Texas Public Schools
Graduate of Paschal High School
Fort Worth, Texas
Alan Bean was the lunar module pilot for Apollo 12 and, on November 19, 1969, became the fourth man to walk on the moon. In 1973, Bean again flew in space as commander of the Skylab 3 mis
While at NASA, Bean helped establish 11 world records in space and aeronautics. He was awarded two NASA Distinguished Service Medals and two Navy Distinguished Service Medals. He received the Robert J. Collier Trophy, the Yuri Gagarin Gold Medal, and numerous other national and international honors.
Today an accomplished explorer and artist, Bean creates paintings for future generations that help record humankind’s first exploration of another world.
"Paschal High School in Fort Worth was very competitive, much like the real world. This was excellent training, as each student had to find a way to be successful in the areas that were meaningful to him or her."