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Alan Shepard

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Birthday
18, 1923
Birthplace
Derry, NH
Death Date
Jul 21, 1998 (74)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
18, 1923
Birthplace
Derry, NH
Death Date
Jul 21, 1998 (74)

About

Test pilot who in 1961 became the first U.S. astronaut and second human being in space. He was also the fifth person to walk the Moon and celebrated by hitting two golf balls from the Moon's surface.

Before Fame

He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1944, after which he attended the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School.

Trivia

He served as commander of Apollo 14 and was recognized for his accurate landing of the vessel.

Family Life

He married Louise Brewer in 1945 and the couple had three daughters together, Laura, Alice and Juliana.

Associated With

He was a celebrated astronaut like Neil Armstrong.