Alan Bean says, “I’ve portrayed astronaut Jim Irwin doing what tourists do around the world: take snapshots of the wonderful and exotic places they visit. In this photograph he is immortalizing his partner, Apollo 15 Commander Dave Scott, proudly riding in their new car,
the Lunar Rover.” Alan captures a memorable moment during the 1971 lunar mission, with the Falcon lunar module and a brilliantly
blue Earth for a backdrop.
The fourth man to walk upon the lunar surface, Bean can count himself among the fortunate few who have been “moon rovers.”