Alan Bartlett Shepard Jr
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Who is Alan Bartlett Shepard Jr?
Alan Bartlett Shepard Jr a.k.a. Alan Shepard: Alan Bartlett "Al" Shepard, Jr., was an American naval officer and aviator, test pilot, flag officer, one of the original NASA Mercury Seven astronauts, and businessman, who in 1961 became the second person and the first American to travel into space. This Mercury flight was designed to enter space, but not to achieve orbit. Ten years later, at age 47 and the oldest astronaut in the program, Shepard commanded the Apollo 14 mission, piloting the lander to the most accurate landing of the Apollo missions. He became the fifth and oldest person to walk on the Moon, and the only astronaut of the Mercury Seven to walk on the Moon. During the mission, he hit two golf balls on the lunar surface.
- also known as Alan Bartlett Shepard, Jr.
- born on (92 years ago) in Derry, child of Alan B. Shepard, Sr and Renza Shepard
- nationality: United States of America
- United States Naval Academy, graduated in
- Master of Arts (Military science) at Naval War College, graduated in
- Franklin Pierce University, graduated in
- United States Naval Test Pilot School, graduated in
- Dartmouth College, graduated in
- Miami University, graduated in
- Admiral Farragut Academy
- Pinkerton Academy
- profession: Astronaut, united states naval aviator, pilot
- Marriage with Louise Brewer since
- parent of
- died on (17 years ago) in Pebble Beach of leukemia
- written work: "Moon Shot: The Inside Story of America's Race to the Moon"
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