Alan Shepard

Alan Bartlett Shepard Jr. was an American astronaut, naval aviator, test pilot, and businessman. In 1961, he became the second man and the first American to travel into space,... Wikipedia

  • Nationality:  American
  • Born:  Alan Bartlett Shepard Jr, November 18, 1923, Derry, New Hampshire, U.S.
  • Died:  July 21, 1998, Pebble Beach, California, U.S.
  • Other occupation:  Naval aviator, Test pilot, Astronaut
  • Alma mater:  United States Naval Academy (BS, 1945), Naval War College (MA, 1957)
  • Rank:  Rear Admiral, USN
  • Time in space:  9d 00h 57m
  • Selection:  1959 NASA Group 1
  • Total EVAs:  2
  • Total EVA time:  9 hours 23 minutes
  • Missions:  Mercury-Redstone 3, Apollo 14
  • Retirement:  August 1, 1974
  • Awards:  Navy Distinguished Service Medal, Distinguished Flying Cross, Congressional Space Medal of Honor, NASA Distinguished Service Medal (2), NASA Exceptional Service Medal
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