" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

June 3, 2018

Bean There, Done That and May the 4th be with You?

Fourth man on the moon Alan Bean dies at home in Austin aged 86
"A statement released by NASA and family members said Bean died on Saturday in Houston after a short illness.
Bean was the lunar module pilot on Apollo 12, which made the second moon landing in 1969.
He then commanded the second crewed flight to the United States' first space station, Skylab, in 1973.

He was the last living crew member of Apollo 12.
So whether like me you have doubts that Alan made it through the deadly Van Allen radiation belt to step on the moon as the 4th, it's still synchronistic that the last living crew member of Apollo 12 should pass away on the weekend a Star Wars movie from the director of 'Apollo 13' hits the big screen.
Director: Ron Howard
Director: Ron Howard
Director: Ron Howard

"Apollo 12 launched on schedule from Kennedy Space Center, during a rainstorm.
It was the first rocket launch attended by an incumbent US president, Richard Nixon.
Thirty-six-and-a-half seconds after lift-off, the vehicle triggered a lightning discharge through itself and down to the Earth through the Saturn's ionized plume.
Protective circuits on the fuel cells in the Service Module (SM) falsely detected overloads and took all three fuel cells offline, along with much of the Command/Service Module (CSM) instrumentation.
A second strike at 52 seconds after launch knocked out the "8-ball" attitude indicator."
"The Apollo 12 mission landed on November 19, 1969, on an area of the Ocean of Storms (Latin Oceanus Procellarum) that had been visited earlier by several unmanned missions (Luna 5, Surveyor 3, and Ranger 7).
The International Astronomical Union, recognizing this, christened this region Mare Cognitum (Known Sea)
The Lunar coordinates of the landing site were 3.01239° S latitude, 23.42157° W longitude"
Director: Ron Howard
R.I.P. Alan Bean and May the Force be with you.

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