Himself - Amerikansk astronaut / Himself - Astronaut
"Moon Shot", 1988 (filmed as Moon Shot
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Alan B. Shepard Jr.
5' 11" (1.8 m)
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[from a letter to his parents, January 1959, indicating his intention to volunteer for the "Man in Space" program] All volunteers will go through a rigorous elimination process until a handful are selected...I assure you I will analyze the entire picture based upon my past flight experience...There is no reason for expression of fear but merely gratitude to be considered for this very important ...
Is the only member of the original seven Mercury astronauts, the first astronauts to be picked for the U.S. space program, to walk on the moon.