Alan Shepard was the first American ever to fly in space. A former Navy test pilot, Shepard was one of the original seven astronauts chosen by NASA for its Mercury program. He became the first American in space on 5 May 1961, when he went aloft in the Fre...
November 18, 1923,
East Derry, New Hampshire
July 21, 1998
Alan Bartlett "Al" Shepard, Jr. (November 18, 1923 – July 21, 1998), (RADM, USN
), was an American naval officer and aviator, test pilot, flag officer, one of the ...
Find out more about Alan Shepard, one of the original seven Mercury program
astronauts, who later commanded the Apollo 14 flight, on Biography.com.
On May 5, 1961, Alan Shepard became the first American in space. He flew on a
Mercury spacecraft. There was just enough room for one person. He named his ...
May 5, 2011 ... 50 years ago today, Alan Shepard blasted off on board the first flight of NASA's
Mercury program, becoming the first American in space.
Jul 23, 1998 ... Alan B. Shepard Jr., the first American to fly in space, lifting national ... On the
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May 5, 2014 ... Alan Shepard rode Freedom 7 to become the first American in space. He later
went to the moon on Apollo 14.
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May 4, 2014 ... On the anniversary of Alan Shepard's historic 'Freedom 7' flight in 1961, LIFE
features photos from that remarkable era. (Above: Shepard, c.