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Alan Shepard (I) (1923–1998)

Alan Shepard was a member of the seven man Mercury astronaut program, and was the first American, and the second man in space. He was also a member of the Apollo program and landed on the moon. See full bio »
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Moon Shot Writer


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 1994 Moon Shot (TV Movie documentary) (book)
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Other Works:

Book: "Moon Shot", 1988 (filmed as Moon Shot (1994)).

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1 Print Biography | 2 Portrayals | 2 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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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 ... See more »


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. See more »

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