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Alan Shepard

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Definition of the noun alan shepard

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  1. astronaut who made the first United States' suborbital rocket-powered flight in 1961 (1923-1998)


  1. 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.
  2. Alan Shepard is an author.
    • born in (54 years ago)
    • written works: "Ils voulaient la lune", "Marlowe's soldiers", "Coming to Class", "Fantasies of Troy"


Alan Shepard is a fictional film character, tv character.

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Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Golf (2011)

by Bill Mallon, Randon Jerris

astronaut Alan Shepard plays golf on the moon using a soil-sampling tool that has been modified with a Wilson Staff 6-iron clubhead. A cable was sent from the R&A to Alan Shepard: “Please refer to rules of golf on etiquette, paragraph 6.

Google previewHeinemann First Encyclopedia (2005)

by Heinemann Library (Firm)

Alan Shepard, Jr., First manned May 1961 MOONLANDING .

Google previewChronic Diseases: An Encyclopedia of Causes, Effects, and Treatments [2 volumes] (2016)

by Jean Kaplan Teichroew

Throughout history, several notable people have been diagnosed with Meniere's disease, including American astronaut Alan Shepard and iconic actress Marilyn Monroe. While there is still no cure or known cause for the disease, in 2013 ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Motion Picture Sound (2001)

by Marty McGee

Cast: Sam Shepard Chuck Yeager; Scott Glenn Alan Shepard; Ed Harris John Glenn; Dennis Quaid Gordon Cooper; Fred Ward Gus Grissom; Barbara Hershey Glennis Yeager; Kim Stanley Pancho Barnes; Vernoica Cartwright Betty Grissom; ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Science Fiction in Literature (2014)

by M. Keith Booker

Astronaut Alan Shepard becomes ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the 1950s (2000)

by James Stuart Olson

The first seven men selected were military test pilots: John Glenn, Alan Shepard, Virgil Grissom, Wally Schirra, Donald Slayton, Gordon Cooper, and Scott Carpenter. In 1961, however, the Soviet Union put Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin in a space ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Solar System (2014)

by Tilman Spohn, Doris Breuer, Torrence Johnson

During two EVAs, astronauts Alan Shepard and Edgar Mitchell collected 42.3kg of samples, including complex fragmental breccias, impact melt breccias, and clast-poor impact melts with generally basaltic and KREEP-rich compositions.

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Then there was the challenge to keep doing better and better, to fly the best test flight that anybody had ever flown. That led to my being recognized as one of the more experienced test pilots, and that led to the astronaut business. (Alan Shepard)
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