Quotes by Alan Shepard

About Alan Shepard:

Alan Bartlett 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.

Author Bio

  • NameAlan Shepard
  • DescriptionAmerican astronaut
  • BornNovember 18, 1923
  • DiedJuly 21, 1998
  • CountryUnited States Of America
  • ProfessionOfficer; Astronaut; Aviator; Entrepreneur
  • AwardsDistinguished Flying Cross; Congressional Space Medal Of Honor; NASA Exceptional Service Medal