"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
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
The Reaching for the Stars mural at the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame
is reproduced on achievement certificates given to all competitors in the annual
Reach for the Stars ~ National Rocket Competition
We are honored that Alan Bean - Astronaut, Moonwalker and true American hero has offered his incredible artwork.
His involvement is definitely -
Helping Kids Reach for the Stars!
The 'Artist who walked on the Moon' passsed away on July 27, 2018. I will be forever saddened that I did not get to meet him in person.
The 13th & 15th Annual Reach for the Stars ~ National Rocket Competition are dedicated to his memory.
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