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Helping Hands - Astronauts By Alan Bean

By Alan Bean

Helping Hands - Astronauts by Alan Bean

"I remember during our landing at the Ocean of Storms on Apollo XII, Pete Conrad and I had hundreds of specific tasks to perform, some individually, some with each other and some with Mission Control on Earth. We had switches to throw, voice transmissions to make and receive, computers to operate, instruments to monitor and buttons to push. It was like a concert where each musician has to play the right note at the appointed time. Sometimes it wasn't easy because of the incredible view. I found when I looked out the window and saw just where we were and what we were doing, I would become distracted and start to lose a beat or two. I had to keep telling myself to look inside and tend to business.

"This painting is a favorite remembrance of Pete and me working together. I had just finished pounding a hollow core tube a foot or so down into the lunar soil with my hammer. When I pulled the core tube back out, it contained a continuous sample of surface and subsurface soil.

"I have painted Pete holding the tool extension handle with the full core tube attached while I unscrew the sharp edged bit and replace it with a cap. I then removed the core tube from the tool extension and put it in the sample bag on my left hip.

"When we finished the photography and voice reports associated with documenting this sample, I noticed I still had the bit in my hand so I stuck it in my pocket. I carried it back to Earth and it rests on the mantle in my study today."

Helping Hands - Astronauts by Alan Bean was released in September of 1987 as a Signed And Numbered Limited Edition Print with a 18-5/8 x 28 Image Size for sale priced at $call or email for current pricing. Order yours today before they are gone. All artwork is professionally boxed and fully insured guaranteed to arrive in mint condition. The artists is an astronaut, Captain Alan Bean was the lunar module pilot on Apollo 12, the fourth man to walk on the moon and commander of Skylab 2. I am fortunate enough to have seen sights no other artist ever has, Bean says. In this painting he painted a couple of astronauts working on the surface of the moon. Astronauts in art prints and paintings painted by Astronaut Alan Bean.

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