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Alan Shepard: Complicated, Conflicted and the Consummate Astronaut - Universe Today
[/caption] 50 years ago today, Alan Shepard blasted off on board the first flight of NASA’s Mercury program, becoming the first American in space. Shepard was the consummate astronaut, — he stayed with NASA for over 15 years, and eventually walked on the Moon. But for all his successes, Shepard was a complicated and conflicted … Continue reading "Alan Shepard: Complicated, Conflicted and the Consummate Astronaut"