Alan Shepard

Rare and Unpublished LIFE Photos of Alan Shepard’s Historic Flight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

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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…

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Alan Shepard and MESSENGER Stamps Unveiled at Kennedy Space Center Ceremony

[/caption] KENNEDY SPACE CENTER - 50 Years ago this week, Alan B. Shepard became the first American to be launched…

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USPS Commemorates Spaceflight Past and Present

Postage stamps honoring Mercury astronaut Alan Shepard, America's first man in space, and NASA's MESSENGER probe, the first spacecraft to…

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Yuri Gagarin From the Earth to Mars Tribute

[/caption] 50 Years ago, the dream of human spaceflight opened with the courageous blastoff of Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin inside the…

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