Astronaut Alan Shepard

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Alan Bartlett Shepard, Jr.

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Birthplace: East Derry, New Hampshire, United States
Death: Died in Pebble Beach, Monterey, California, USA
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Son of Alan Bartlett Shepard, Sr. and Pauline Renza Shepard
Husband of Louise Shepard
Father of <private> Shepard; <private> Shepard and <private> Shepard
Brother of Pauline Emerson Shepard

Occupation: Rear Admiral US Navy, First American in Space, Fifth person to walk on Earth's Moon, Astronaut, Mercury and Apollo Astronaut
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Alan Bartlett Shepard, Jr. (November 18, 1923 – July 21, 1998)

Rear Admiral Alan Bartlett "Al" Shepard Jr. (November 18, 1923 – July 21, 1998) was an American naval officer and aviator, test pilot, one of the original NASA Mercury Seven astronauts, and businessman, who in May 1961 made the first manned Mercury flight. Shepard's craft entered space, but did not achieve orbit. He became the second person, and the first American, to travel into space, and the first person to manually control the orientation of his spacecraft.

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1923
November 18, 1923
East Derry, New Hampshire, United States
1998
July 21, 1998
Age 74
Pebble Beach, Monterey, California, USA
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