Hi, I’m Amy Sue Bean, a speaker, a writer, the daughter of Aviator, Astronaut, Artist Alan Bean. I grew up in the history-making community of men, women and children who had a dream, worked together to achieve the impossible, and landed man on the moon. Our family marked the passing of time, not by the changing of the seasons, but by the power of the next rocket launch, and the boundaries broken as man pushed closer and closer to the moon.
Courage, Commitment, Curiosity, Duty, Dedication, Dream-these were the Bean family values, our compasses, as Dad navigated the stars. Watching my father walk on the moon was life-changing; I witnessed an extraordinary endeavor by an ordinary man, I saw the impossible become possible.
Some highlights of my profession, I earned my Naval commission from the University of Texas NROTC, and served at Naval sites around the world in the field of information technology. When my 3 children were young, I took a hiatus from my career to stay-at-home. Later I returned to government service as an Assistant CIO, earned an MBA, managed a small business, then in 2017 I came home to Houston to work with my father. Dad encouraged me to “Carry the Fire”, by writing and speaking about my Moonwalker Daughter experiences, and his Apollo Art.
I do not dream to fly among the stars, my dreams are not light-years away, but closer to home and family. And the dreams in my heart do not feed mankind’s spirit of exploration, they reflect the soul of a daughter, a mother, a woman.
My father was a test pilot, an engineer but he was also an artist, a creative thinker who passed down his belief that with extra effort and dedication to accomplishment I too can make my dreams come true. By sharing insights, stories, and the wisdom I was given as a Moonwalker’s Daughter I hope to inspire you to reach for your special star.
This Image Should Have Been
on the Cover of Life Magazine
by Alan Bean