Alan Shepard

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astronaut who made the first United States' suborbital rocket-powered flight in 1961 (1923-1998)

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1961: Alan Shepard becomes the first American in space on the one-person Freedom 7 spacecraft.
Also participating were Robert Beauchemin, CEO of KnowledgeOne, which provides training and development solutions for businesses; and Alan Shepard, president and vice-chancellor, Concordia University, Montreal.
Alan Shepard became the first American in space wordwise The word may sound familiar, but what does it mean?
After the first American in space, Alan Shepard, safely returned, the astronauts and their wives met President Kennedy at the White House.
His previous duty stations include USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20); Fleet Industrial Supply Center Guam; Helicopter Combat Support Squadron Five (HC-5), Guam; USS Chandler (DDG 996); Defense Logistics Agency, Fort Belvoir, VA; USS Wasp (LHD 1); Executive Assistant to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Acquisition and Logistics Management; Commander, Fleet and Industrial Supply Centers (COMFISCS), San Diego, California; and USNS Alan Shepard (T-AKE 3).
In 1971, Apollo 14 astronauts Alan Shepard and Edgar Mitchell stepped onto the surface of the moon in the first of two lunar excursions.
When, on May 5, 1961, Alan Shepard became the first American astronaut to travel into space, he rode atop a Redstone rocket -- a modified U.
Washington, July 13 ( ANI ): When American astronaut Alan Shepard couldn't hold his pee any longer on their space mission in 1961, he was directed to do it in his suit, a new book has revealed.
America's first astronaut Alan Shepard fired up the space race in 1961, and we don't blame trendsetters for getting caught up in the excitement.
In May 1961, Alan Shepard became the first American astronaut to be launched into space.
Alan Shepard Moon Walk: February 5, 1971 Went on to serve on the boards of several companies.
NASA's first two manned spaceflights in 1961, by Alan Shepard and Virgil "Gus" Grissom, were similar suborbital flights.
1961: Shepard becomes first US astronaut Commander Alan Shepard has been recovered from his space capsule in the Atlantic after becoming the first American in space.
Rocket planes and spaceships to carry passengers beyond the atmosphere, similar to the suborbital hops taken by Mercury astronauts Alan Shepard and Virgil "Gus" Grissom in 1961, are being built and tested, with commercial flight services targeted to begin in 2013 or 2014.