Hello Universe by Alan Bean
Limited Edition Print
Image Size: 29"w x 16"h
Edition Size: 550
Hand signed and numbered by the artist, Alan Bean, as well as astronauts Eugene A. Cernan and Edgar D. Mitchell.
Includes certificate of authenticity.
We were saddened to hear of the death of astronaut Edgar Mitchell, the last surviving member of Apollo 14, on February 4th, 45 years from the his mission to the moon, which ran from Jan. 31 to Feb. 9, 1971. Mitchell was 85 years old. He retired from NASA and the Navy in 1972.
Mitchell was the lunar module pilot, the job held by artist and astronaut Alan Bean in the Apollo 12 mission. . The rest of the crew was commander Alan Shepard, and command module pilot Stuart Roosa.
Alan Bean painted several scenes from Apollo 14 including “Big Al and His Rickshaw” (Alan Shepard and the modularized equipment transport which was the first wheeled vehicle on the moon), “Sunrise Over Antares,” and perhaps most famously, “In Flight,” Alan Shepard’s golf swing with Ed Mitchell’s commentary.