- Name: Alan Shepard
- Born: 11/18/1923
- Died: 07/21/1998 (74 years old)
- Occupation: Naval aviator, test pilot
Rear Admiral Alan Bartlett Shepard Jr. (November 18, 1923 – July 21, 1998) 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.
Birth Name: Alan Bartlett Shepard Jr.
Awards: Navy Distinguished Service Medal, Distinguished Flying Cross, Congressional Space Medal of Honor, NASA Distinguished Service Medal, NASA Exceptional Service Medal
School: United States Naval Academy (B.S., 1944), Naval War College (M.A., 1957)
Alias: Alan Bartlett Shepard Jr.
Birth Place: Derry, New Hampshire, U.S.
Death Place: Pebble Beach, California, U.S.
Alan Shepard quotes :
The pilot looked at his cues of attitude and speed and orientation and so on and responded as he would from the same cues in an airplane, but there was no way it flew the same. The simulators had showed us that.Alan Shepard
We worked with the engineers in the design and construction and testing phases in those various areas, then we would get back together at the end of the week and brief each other as to what had gone on.Alan Shepard
It's a very sobering feeling to be up in space and realize that one's safety factor was determined by the lowest bidder on a government contract.Alan Shepard
You have to be there not for the fame and glory and recognition and being a page in a history book, but you have to be there because you believe your talent and ability can be applied effectively to operation of the spacecraft.Alan Shepard