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Friday, May 11, 2018 2:30 pm

Ex-astronaut Bean temporarily hospitalized; Fort Wayne appearance canceled

The Journal Gazette

Former astronaut Alan Bean was temporarily hospitalized in Fort Wayne on Thursday for undisclosed reasons.

Bean, the fourth man to walk on the moon, was to lecture Friday night at IPFW for the East Allen County Schools Educational Foundation dinner and auction. The sold-out event was canceled, according to EACS.

Lutheran Hospital spokeswoman Melissa Juillert said Friday Bean had been discharged. She declined to say when he was admitted or provide other details.

Bean, 86, was lunar module pilot on Apollo 12 for the second moon landing in November 1969.

Capt. Bean and Capt. Pete Conrad explored the moon's surface, "deployed several lunar surface experiments, and installed the first nuclear power generator station on the moon to provide the power source," according to a NASA biography. Capt. Richard Gordon, the third member of the mission, remained in orbit.