Alan Bean , Apollo Moonwalker & Artist , Dies at 86 NASA remembers Apollo 12 astronaut Alan Bean , who walked on the Moon in 1969 , commanded the second Skylab crew in 1973 and went on in retirement to paint the remarkable worlds and sights he had seen like no other artist . Learn more about his life at: www . nasa . gov/feature/alan-bean NASA | May 26 , 2018: HOUSTON , Texas—Apollo and Skylab astronaut A . . .