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Astronaut and moonwalker Alan Bean dies at 86

Astronaut and moonwalker Alan Bean dies at 86

Technology
Former Apollo 12 astronaut Alan Bean, who was the fourth man to walk on the moon and later turned to painting to chronicle the moon landings on canvas, has died. He was 86. Bean was the lunar module pilot for the second moon landing mission in November 1969. He spent 31 hours on the moon during two moonwalks, deploying surface experiments with commander Charles Conrad and collecting 75 pounds (34 kilograms) of rocks and lunar soil for study back on Earth, according to a statement from NASA and Bean's family that announced his death. Bean died Saturday in Houston, Texas, following a short illness, the statement said. "As all great explorers are, Alan was a boundary pusher," NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said in a statement that credited Bean with being part of 11 world records in the...
Lois Lane actress in Superman dies aged 69

Lois Lane actress in Superman dies aged 69

Entertainment
Superman actress Margot Kidder who played Lois Lane has died aged 69, a funeral home has said. The Canadian-born actress died at her home in the US state of Montana on Sunday.Her cause of death was not confirmed by the Franzen-Davis funeral home. Image: Margot Kidder as Lois Lane in Superman Kidder starred opposite leading man Christopher Reeve in the 1978 film Superman and went on to appear in its three sequels.She maintained a close relationship with Reeve until his death in 2004, telling the US news channel CBS: "When you're strapped to someone hanging from the ceiling for months and months, you get pretty darned close." Image: Kidder with Christopher Reeve (L) and Jackie...
Evans misses show after 'incredible' mum dies

Evans misses show after 'incredible' mum dies

Entertainment
Chris Evans' listeners were in tears after the presenter missed his breakfast show after hearing his "incredible" mother had passed away. In a statement, he said that "if Mum had the first idea I might not have shown up today because of her she would have been furious".One listener said the announcement should have come with a "mascara warning".In the message, read by sports reporter Vassos Alexander, Evans told his millions of Radio 2 listeners: "The reason I'm not with you today is because just before we came on air my mum passed away and I needed to go straight back home to be with the family."But it's all OK. In fact, it's very OK. Mum needed to be at peace."Moreover, she deserved to be at peace. We've been ready for this for some time now and, as she has throughout her life, in death...
Terminally ill British boy dies after being taken off life support: Father

Terminally ill British boy dies after being taken off life support: Father

World
Alfie Evans, the terminally ill British child who gained international attention due to a series of court cases surrounding his removal from life support, has died, according to his family. Thomas Evans, the father of 23-month-old Alfie, announced his son had died in a Facebook post at about 6 a.m. British time. The post already had over 41,000 interactions and 23,000 shares within an hour of Thomas Evans' posting the news. Thomas wrote, "My gladiator lay down his shield and gained his wings at 02:30." Alfie suffered from a neurodegenerative disease that ravaged his brain and left him hospitalized in a neonatal intensive care unit in Liverpool since December 2016. The hospital decided in December 2017 there was no chance for recovery and moved to remove Alfie from life support -- a dec...
Rare brown bear dies in Italy capture operation

Rare brown bear dies in Italy capture operation

Science
A national park in central Italy is investigating the death of a rare brown bear during an operation to capture it. Biologists at the park in the Apennine mountains had trapped the animal to fit him with a radio collar so they could track his movements. But the male Marsican bear began to struggle to breathe as he was being sedated and died shortly afterwards, despite efforts to revive him. Wildlife officials have described the loss of the animal as "very serious". "This is a subspecies in danger of extinction that now counts only 50 individuals or little more," said WWF Italia, as it called for a review of capture procedures.You may also be interested in:The bear was captured in a tube trap on Wednesday night, as part of an authorised operation at the Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise nature rese...