Twelve people have walked on the moon. Only one was an explorer artist, Alan BeanApollo XII astronaut, commander of Skylab II and artist. Born in 1932 in Wheeler,Texas, Alan was selected for an NROTC scholarship at the University of Texas at Austin in 1950. Alan was commissioned an ensign in the United States Navy in 1955. Holder of eleven world records in space and astronautics,Alan Bean has had a most distinguished peacetime career. His awards include two NASA Distinguished Service Medals, the Yuri Gagarin Gold Medal and the Robert J. Co. . .