On the Apollo 12 mission rookie astronaut Alan Bean becomes the fourth person to walk on the moon.

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George Colangelo ...
'Buck' Willoughby
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Alan Bean
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C.C. Williams
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Ed Gibson
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Ten Year Old Boy
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On the Apollo 12 mission rookie astronaut Alan Bean becomes the fourth person to walk on the moon.

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26 April 1998 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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After returning to Earth in Episode 7 ("That's All There Is"), astronaut Dick Gordon comments, "I'd just like to go to PeTe's and get me some Cajun barbeque!" PeTe's was an actual Cajun barbeque restaurant on Texas State Highway 3, just outside of the entrance to Ellington Field, in Houston. See more »

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When Al Bean raises his outer reflective sun visor for a photograph, he also raises the inner visor. In actual moonwalks, this second inner visor would always be left down, as it protected the inner pressure helmet from micro-meteoroid impacts, and the wearer's face from UV rays. See more »

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[Strapped into their couches ready to jettison the LEM. Pete and Al are nude after stripping off their dusty moon suits]
Pete Conrad: You know... if uh, we were to lose the hatch when we blow the LEM... and one day, someone were to find us floatin' around up here like this, uh... They might be pretty confused!
[they all break into laughter]
Pete Conrad: Well at least we'll go out of this world the same way we came in, huh?
[More laughter]
Dick Gordon: [still in his suit] Well... *you* two!
Pete Conrad: You didn't come into the world in that suit?
Dick Gordon: [...]
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New Suit
Performed by Duke Levine
Written by Paul Bryan
Courtesy of Daring Records
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One of the best of the bunch, thanks to Dave Foley
16 February 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Dave Foley plays astronaut Alan Bean in this episode, probably one of the more anonymous moonwalkers prior to the release of this series in the late 1990s. This is both lighthearted and very profound look at the experience of landing on the moon, and Foley's voice-over narration as Bean highlights the episode. Best line: "In the end, what I have left from my walk in the Ocean of Storms are memories—almost like it was a trip to the seashore or a drive in the country. They mix together in a constant stream of thoughts and images that come and go, like all memories do. The most precious things I brought back with me were the same things I left with: my best friends. I realized when you go through any endeavor, any journey—whether across town or to the Moon and back—all that matters is that you share the experience with people that you love. That's what makes life special: Because, ultimately, that's all there is. That's really all there is." Apollo 12 is forgotten between the first successful landing and the disaster of Apollo 13, and this episode's focus on Bean, Conrad and Gordon really reminds us how fun it must have been to be an astronaut and why so many little kids growing up in the 1970s wanted to be one.


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