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Alan Shepard

Alan Shepard

Status: Deceased
11/18/1923 – 7/21/1998
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 5/5/1961
Last Flight: 1/31/1971

Rear Admiral Alan Bartlett Shepard Jr. was an American astronaut, naval aviator, test pilot, and businessman. In 1961 he became the first American to travel into space, and in 1971 he walked on the Moon.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration - NASA

  • Type: Government
  • Abbreviation: NASA
  • Administration: Administrator: Bill Nelson
  • Founded: 1958
  • Launchers: Space Shuttle | SLS
  • Spacecraft: Orion
  • Country: USA

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research. NASA have many launch facilities but most are inactive. The most commonly used pad will be LC-39B at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

1 comment
  1. Ken & Judy
    Ken & Judy
    November 18, 2021 at 7:38 PM

    We explore space on the shoulder of giants like Alan Shepard.
    A legend.

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