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Alan Shepard

Video footage: Highlights of the first manned Mercury spaceflight by Alan Shepard in 1961 from liftoff through safe return.
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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 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 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 previewHistorical Dictionary of the U.S. Presidency (2015)

by Richard S. Conley

May: Alan Shepard pilots the Freedom 7 capsule to become the first American in space. 25 May: President Kennedy announces the Apollo space program, with the objective of “landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to earth.

Google previewSpace Encyclopedia (2013)

A Tour of Our Solar System and Beyond by David A. Aguilar, Christine Pulliam, Patricia Daniels

Astronaut Alan Shepard is the first American in space. 1963 FIRST WOMAN IN SPACE; OUASARS Soviet cosmonaut Valentina 'l'creshkova is the first woman in space. Dutchbom U.S. astronomer Maarren Schmidt discovers the first uasar. an ...

Google previewPop Culture Places: An Encyclopedia of Places in American Popular Culture [3 volumes] (2014)

An Encyclopedia of Places in American Popular Culture by Gladys L. Knight

Astronauts John Glen, Alan Shepard, Gus Grissom, and Wally Schirra became household names when, over the course of Project Mercury, they were blasted into space from the nearby Missile Test Annex of the Cape Canaveral Air force base ...

Google previewHeinemann First Encyclopedia (2005)

by Heinemann Library (Firm)

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

Google previewThe Oxford Desk Dictionary of People and Places (1999)

by Frank R. Abate

Notable events of presidency: Peace Corps created; established Committee on Equal Employment Opportunity; BerlinWall built; Cuban Missile Crisis; Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty; Alan Shepard first U.S. astronaut in space; President Diem and ...

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 previewThe Random House Crossword Puzzle Dictionary (1995)

by Random House, Stephen Elliott

space: 19 Valentina Tereshkova first space walk by: 13 Aleksei Leonov American astronaut: 9 John Glenn, John Young 11 Alan Shepard, Edward White, Edwin Aldrin, Frank Borman, James Lovell 12 Roger Chaffee, Wally explorer: 6 Baboa, ...

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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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