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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