"I painted this astronaut, this "star sailor", to represent the best in each of us, what we can accomplish, who we can be, if we will create the courage and determination to move in the direction of our dreams.
It is up to each of us to keep reaching for our own stars and to understand that they are not light years distant but as close as our work place, our home, and our family."
- Alan Bean
posing by one of his own paintings
On Nov. 19, 1969, Alan Bean climbs down the ladder to the lunar surface for the first time
Reaching for the Stars
mural at the
US Astronaut Hall of Fame
and reproduced on achievement certificates to competitors in the annual
Reach for the Stars ~ National Rocket Competition
We are honored that
- Astronaut, Moonwalker and true American hero has offered his incredible artwork.
His involvement is definitely -
Helping kids Reach for the Stars!