A Father’s Day Post: The Apollo 12 Coolest Things about an Astronaut Dad

Number 1: His Corvette’s Bumper Sticker Legitimately States “My Other Vehicle Is A Rocket Ship.”

Number 2: An Astronaut Dad Never Complains When You drive Over The Speed Limit, Unless You Pull More Than 3 Gs.

Number 3: When Your iPhone Goes Dead On A Road Trip, No Problem, Your Astronaut Dad Can Navigate By The Stars.

Astronaut Dad Gene Cernan and Tracy Cernan

Number 4: Dad Jeans? Not Your Astronaut Dad.  His Spacesuit Is Forever Styling.

Number 5: Your Friend Boasts His Dad Travels The World For work. Your Astronaut Dad Orbits The World For Work.

Number 6: Astronaut Dad’s Are Full Of Fatherly Wisdom, Such As “Before You Judge A Man, Walk A Mile In His Moon Boots.”

Number 7: Playing Your Teenage Rock Music Too Loud? Forget About It. A Rocket Engine Roar Is  The Astronaut Dad’s Favorite Tune.

Astronaut Dad Alan Bean, Amy, and Clay Bean

Number 8: Worried Your Dad Will Embarrass You During The Father-Daughter Dance At Your Wedding. Not You, Your Dad Has Mastered The Moonwalk.

Number 9: His  Bathroom Scale Is Set To Your “Moon Weight”.

Number 10: Even Your Left-Leaning Liberal Friends Can Respect “His Right Stuff”.

Astronaut Dad Pete Conrad, Mom, Jane, left to right, Thomas, Andy (flying), Chris, and Peter

Number 11: Who Else Can Say “I love you to the Moon and Back”, And Mean It.

Number 12: Before Your Astronaut Dad Lifted Off He Told You  “I Will Watch Over You From The Heavens.” Well He Still Is.

11 Comments

  1. This is so beautiful Amy Sue What a wonderful set of Parents you and Clay had. I so clearly remember your Mother and Father. Thank you and your Brother for sharing them with the rest of the world.

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  2. Thank you for Sharing your Mother and Father with us Amy. I remember the day your Dad visited your Mothers Class room at Town Creek, he was a Test Pilot then at the Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland. I always thought the world of your Mom and Dad. We lived at the other end of Patuxent Beach Road. What wonderful People you each always have been. Next time I go by Arlington, I will stop and Pay my respects.

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