The Artist of Apollo 12

40 years ago today, Apollo 12 launched on their mission to the Moon. On board was Pete Conrad, Dick Gordon and Alan Bean. Bean is a gifted artist who has shared his experiences on the Moon like no other astronaut has through his paintings, which offer a unique look at both real and imagined events during all the different astronaut’s moonwalks. (Check out his website to see a gallery of his amazing artwork.) And enjoy this great interview that Miles O’Brien did recently with Alan Bean.

NASA also has an interactive Apollo 12 feature.