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  Shepard
Shepard was the son of Alan Bartlett Shepard Sr., a retired Army colonel, and Renza Emerson Shepard.
Shepard was selected in 1959 to be one of the seven Mercury astronauts and, evaluated as best of the group, was chosen in 1960 to be the first American in space.
Shepard was appointed by the President in July 1971 as a delegate to the 26th United Nations General Assembly and served through the entire assembly which lasted from September to December 1971.
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  Alan Shepard - MSN Encarta
Alan Bartlett Shepard, Jr., was born in East Derry, New Hampshire, and educated at the U.S. Naval Academy.
In 1959 Shepard was named as one of the first seven astronauts.
An operation in 1969 proved successful, and in February 1971 Captain Shepard was commander of the Apollo 14 moon mission, during which he spent a record 33.5 hours on the surface of the moon.
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 Shepard, Alan Bartlett, Jr. (1923-1998)
Shepard was the first American in space, piloting Mercury-Redstone 3 (Freedom 7) and serving as backup pilot for Mercury-Atlas 9.
Shepard was subsequently grounded due to an inner ear ailment until May 7, 1969, during which time he served as chief of the Astronaut Office.
Upon returning to flight status Shepard commanded Apollo 14, at age 47 becoming the oldest human to walk on the Moon, and in June 1971 resumed duties in the Astronaut Office.
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 StarChild: Alan Shepard
Alan Shepard was one of seven men chosen from over 500 candidates to be a member of the first group of astronauts in 1959.
Alan Shepard was born in 1923 in New Hampshire.
Alan Shepard was grounded from 1963 to 1969 due to an inner ear ailment.
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 Alan Shepard - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Shepard was one of the Mercury astronauts named by NASA in April 1959 to Project Mercury, and he holds the distinction of being the first American to journey into space, as well as the only Mercury astronaut to walk on the Moon.
Shepard is also remembered for being the only person to play golf on the Moon (using a converted soil sampler as his club).
Alan Shepard was always a shrewd businessman, and was the only astronaut to become a millionaire while still in the program.
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 Alan Shepard Summary
Alan Shepard was born on November 18, 1923, in East Derry, New Hampshire, a small village a few miles south of Manchester.
Shepard continued his training and space preparation and was selected for one of the early Gemini flights, but in early 1964, his career was sharply changed by an inner–ear ailment called Meniere's syndrome, which causes an imbalance and a gradual degradation of hearing.
Shepard was one of the Mercury astronauts named by NASA in April 1959 to Project Mercury, and he holds the distinction of being the first American to journey into space, as well as the only Mercury astronaut to walk on the Moon.
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 Alan Shepard Biography (Astronaut) — FactMonster.com
A former Navy test pilot, Shepard was one of the original seven astronauts chosen by NASA for its Mercury program.
In 1971 Shepard and fellow astronaut Edgar Mitchell landed on the moon, becoming the fifth and sixth men to walk there.
Alan Shepard: The First American in Space (The Library of Astronaut Biographies) by Tamra Orr
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 Alan Shepard at AllExperts
Shepard was one of the Mercury astronauts named by NASA in April 1959 to Project Mercury, and he holds the distinction of being the first American to journey into space, as well as the only Mercury astronaut to walk on the Moon.
Shepard was appointed by the President in July 1971 as a delegate to the 26th United Nations General Assembly and served through the entire assembly which lasted from September to December 1971.
Shepard is also remembered for being the only person to play golf on the Moon with a Spalding six-iron head attached to a lunar sample scoop handle.
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 CNN - Astronaut Alan Shepard dies at 74 - July 22, 1998
Shepard, one of the revered original seven Mercury astronauts named by NASA in April 1959, died at Community Hospital near Monterey, California, said Howard Benedict, executive director of the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation in Titusville, Florida, who had talked to Shepard's wife.
Shepard spent 33 hours on the moon during the third lunar landing mission and became the only lunar golfer, playfully whacking golf balls with a six-iron.
Shepard was a native of East Derry, New Hampshire, and son of a banker.
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 Alan Shepard - first US man in space
Alan Shepard was supposed to have been on board the ill-fated Apollo 13 mission, which as many people will know having seen the movie of the same name starring Tom Hanks, never got to land on the Moon and barely made it back to earth.
Shepard spent 33 hours on the moon during the third lunar landing mission and became the only lunar golfer, playfully whacking golf balls with a six-iron.
The first ball he hit was a bit of an embarrassment, but the second one connected and Shepard endeared himself to millions of golfers, and TV viewers, across the globe with his amusing antics.
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 CNN - Alan Shepard was 'a pretty cool customer' - July 22, 1998
Shepard, a gruff, eighth-generation New Englander, was born in East Derry, New Hampshire, on November 18, 1923, and had the kind of storybook childhood that could have been illustrated by Norman Rockwell.
Shepard was sent booming off into the Florida morning sky at 9:34 a.m., and the flight was so short and his responsibilities several, so Shepard had little time to enjoy it.
Shepard retired in 1974 from NASA and the Navy as a rear admiral and became chairman of Marathon Construction Corp. in Houston.
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 USF Bureau of Research and Development
There wasn't, Shepard said later,any really flat ground close at hand; there were either craters or slopingground wherever he looked; but he had no trouble finding a crater-free,LM-sized patch that was only 30 meters from his target.
Shepard startedwith some words of thanks for the people back home, words that hinted at theunderlying frustration he was still feeling.
But, in any event, Shepard and Mitchell had succeeded inclimbing the hill and, although the Lunar Rover would provide a far moreefficient way of doing geology, it was clear that, with some care taken inavoiding steep, uphill climbs, the later crews would be able to walk back tothe LM from a Rover breakdown.
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 Dictionary: Alan Shepard
Alan B. Shepard was born on November 18, 1923, in East Derry, New Hampshire.
Shepard was appointed by President Richard Nixon in July 1971, as a delegate to the 26th United Nations General Assembly.
Rear Admiral Shepard has logged a total of 216 hours and 57 minutes in space, of which 9 hours and 17 minutes were spent in lunar surface EVA (extra-vehicular activities, or “spacewalks”).
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 ✓ Alan_Shepard - Weltraummedizin.de - Weltraummedizin
Shepard gehörte zu den 110 Militär-Testpiloten, die von der NASA als potentielle Astronauten ausgewählt wurden, wobei jedoch die Einladung an Shepard verloren ging.
Shepard drängte darauf, die letzte verbliebene Mercury-Kapsel für einen Langzeitflug Mercury 10 zu verwenden, mit sich als Pilot und Cooper als Ersatz.
Shepard war zuerst als Kommandant der Apollo 13-Mission vorgesehen, die im April 1970 starten sollte, aber das NASA Management drängte darauf, ihm mehr Zeit zur Vorbereitung zu geben, da er lange dem Astronautentraining fern geblieben war.
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 Alan Shepard Interview -- Academy of Achievement
Alan Shepard: I thought I was pretty normal, I did chores around the farm, had my own newspaper route to make money to buy a bicycle.
Alan Shepard: It would have to be that one lady teacher in grade school.
Alan Shepard: As a matter of fact, at the same time the invitations to volunteer were sent out, there was an article in the New York Times that said 110 top military test pilots would be chosen by NASA to become space pioneers.
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 Alan Shepard - Project Mercury Freedom 7 history - Alan Shepard spaceflight
Shepard was on top of the Redstone for so long now that he had to urinate.
Pressed by 6 g at two minutes after launch, Shepard still was able to report "all systems go." The Redstone's engine shut down on schedule at 142 seconds, having accelerated the astronaut to a velocity of 5,134 miles per hour, close to the nominal speed.
Shepard clearly saw and felt it in its initial reefed and partially unfurled condition, which prevented the lines from snapping.
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 Alan Shepard - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Alan Bartlett Shepard, Jr., was born in East Derry, New Hampshire, and educated at the...
On May 5, 1961, the United States entered the era of piloted spaceflight with the mission of Alan Shepard.
Education Born in Derry, New Hampshire, Shepard graduated from Admiral...
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 VOA Special English - PEOPLE IN AMERICA - Alan Shepard
Alan Bartlett Shepard, Junior, was born on November Eighteenth, Nineteen-Twenty-Three, in East Derry, New Hampshire.
Alan Shepard reported, "Everything is A-Okay." A helicopter pulled him from the spacecraft and carried him to a waiting ship.
When Shepard did hit the golf balls, they traveled "for miles and miles," as he reported, because the gravity on the moon is one-sixth of the gravity on Earth.
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 Auguri.net - Alan Shepard
Shepard fu uno dei sette primi astronauti scelti dalla NASA nell'aprile del 1959 nell'ambito del programma Mercury, con la differenza che egli diventò il primo americano nello spazio.
Shepard venne nominato dal Presidente Nixon delegato alla XXVI Assemblea Generale delle Nazioni Unite nel luglio 1971.
Shepard morì di leucemia vicino la sua casa a Pebble Beach (California) all'età di 74 anni.
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 Alan Shepard - Out of this World Golfer
Although Shepard fired off those two golf balls in moon gravity which is about one-sixth of earth's (moon fact sheet), they did not go miles and miles and miles.
Shepard later appended his estimate to drive distances in the 200 to 400 yard range.
Alan Shepard, the first American in space, commanded Apollo 14 at age 47 in 1971.
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 Alan Shepard Technology In Education Award
Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award rewards excellence in the development and delivery of technology programs.
The applicant who scores the most points will be the Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award Winner.
The Alan Shepard Award recognizes what you have done in the past year, but plans to continue or expand your current programs are also evaluated.
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 Alan Shepard
Alan Shepard was the first American to enter space.
He was a Navy test pilot when he was chosen to be one of the first American astronauts.
Shepard was an Admiral when he retired from the Navy and the Astronaut Corps in 1974.
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 Alan Shepard Profile -- Academy of Achievement
Shepard's mission made him a national hero and put to rest any fears that the United States would be left behind in the space race.
Shepard, a former Navy test pilot, returned to space ten years later as commander of Apollo XIV, which he led successfully to the moon and back.
Freedom 7, the Mercury capsule that carried Alan Shepard into space, was the brainchild of Maxime Faget of NASA's Manned Spacecraft Center.
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 Astronaut Scholarship Foundation: History Timeline
Gemini-Apollo astronaut James A. Lovell is elected Chairman and President of ASF, succeeding Alan Shepard.
The Apollo 14 Command Module, which carried astronauts Alan Shepard, Edgar Mitchell, and Stuart Roosa to the moon, is placed on loan with the Astronaut Hall of Fame by the Smithsonian Institution.
A heroic size statue of Alan Shepard dedicated in the rotunda of the Astronaut Hall of Fame.
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 SPACE.com -- Alan Shepard: The First American Astronaut
Vapor spewed from the rocket's side as its tanks were pressurizedwith fuel and supercold liquid oxygen.
Not far away, in a trailer thatserved as a suiting-up room, Alan Shepard prepared to ride that rocket.When he emerged, clad in a silvery spacesuit and carrying a portable ventilator,he paused to look up at the gleaming rocket.
Lying on his back in a formfitting couch, Shepard watched astechnicians sealed the spacecraft's side hatch.
www.space.com /news/spacehistory/shepard_anniversary_010504-1.html   (197 words)

  
 The AMF Presents Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award to EPISD
Named after Alan Shepard, one of our nation’s original seven Mercury astronauts, the first American to fly in space, one of only 12 humans who has walked on the moon, and a former AMF board member, this award recognizes the educator who demonstrates excellence in the development and delivery of educational technology programs.
Astronaut Robert Crippen and Alan Shepard’s daughter, Laura Shepard Churchley, presented the award to Mr.
The AMF is a private 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization founded in 1986 to honor all U.S. astronauts and astronauts flying on U.S. spacecrafts who lost their lives on missions or while in training for missions.
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 Alan Shepard - First American in Space
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