Alan Bean - In Flight

As Apollo XIV astronauts, Alan Shepard and Edgar Mitchell, were winding up their second moonwalk, Al turned toward the television camera. "Houston," he said, "you might recognize what I have in my right hand as the handle for the Contingency Return Sample. It just so happens to have a genuine six-iron attached to the end. In my left hand, I have two little white pellets that are familiar to millions of Americans." Then he dropped one ball to the moon's surface.

Al faced the ball and started a modified backswing. The Apollo space suit made smooth arm and hand motion impossible, and Al just topped he ball. It rolled into a small crater a few yards away. Ed Mitchell observed, "Hey, you got more dirt than ball that time."

As the whole world watched on television, Al dropped the second ball. "Well, here we go again," he said, and took his best swing. Dirt and dust flew, the ball disappeared, an Al exclaimed, "Miles and miles and miles!" – AB

Each print has been hand-countersigned by Apollo astronauts Alan Shepard, Edgar Mitchell and Stuart Roosa.


Alan Bean - In Flight

Release Year: 1992
Size: 12.5 x 19
Form: limited edition print on paper; countersigned by Shepard, Mitchell and Roosa
Edition Size: 850 numbered and hand signed by
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Custom Framing: available upon request

Product Code: BEAIN1

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