Alan Shepard

America’s Pioneering Astronauts Honored with new ‘Heroes and Legends’ Attraction at Kennedy Space Center

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER VISITOR COMPLEX, FL - America’s pioneering astronauts who braved the perils of the unknown and put their…

4 years ago

Blue Origin Goes Big With New Glenn Rocket

Blue Origin just unveiled its newest rocket, the New Shepard, which will be able to provide launch services and send…

4 years ago

6th Man on Moon Edgar Mitchell, Dies at 85 on Eve of 45th Lunar Landing Anniversary

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL - NASA astronaut Edgar Mitchell, the 6th man to walk on the Moon, passed away on…

5 years ago

What Does NASA Stand For?

Chances are that if you have lived on this planet for the past half-century, you've heard of NASA. As the…

5 years ago

Who Are The Most Famous Astronauts?

Since the beginning of the Space Age, men and woman from all over the world have become famous astronauts and…

5 years ago

The View From Freedom 7

51 years ago today, on May 5, 1961, NASA launched the Mercury-Redstone 3 rocket carrying Alan B. Shepard, Jr. aboard…

8 years ago

Opportunity Surpasses 30 KM Driving and Snaps Skylab Crater in 3 D

[/caption] With her most recent drive of 482 feet (146.8 meters) on June 1, 2011 (Sol 2614), NASA’s Opportunity Mars…

9 years ago

50th Anniversary Ceremony Recreates First US Manned Spaceflight by Alan Shepard

[/caption] NASA celebrated the 50th anniversary of the first American manned spaceflight at a special ceremony on May 5, 2011…

9 years ago

Rare and Unpublished LIFE Photos of Alan Shepard’s Historic Flight

[/caption] If you follow me on Twitter, you may have seen how I was oohing and aahing about a wonderful…

9 years ago

Alan Shepard: Complicated, Conflicted and the Consummate Astronaut

[/caption] 50 years ago today, Alan Shepard blasted off on board the first flight of NASA’s Mercury program, becoming the…

9 years ago