It’s amazing how long you can live with a lie without it killing you. I’d say then remaining fake moon walkers are a hardy bunch.
Amusing pin story, coupled with his painting of the fake moon shots, complete with moon dust.
In painstaking detail, he re-created what it was like to be on the moon, using actual moon dust and ground-up remnants of Apollo spacecraft. Before starting each painting, he would spend weeks studying photographs and videos, and calling fellow astronauts to probe their memories.
Those materials and memories are what Bean brought back from the moon, but he also left something behind — his silver astronaut lapel pin. He had thrown it as far as he could into a crater.
He said he thought about it often, “and when I look at the moon at night, think about that pin up there, just as shiny as it ever was, and someday maybe somebody will go pick it up.”
He was one of the fiestier interviewees on this staged mockumentary.
Start at 10:20