Alan Shepard

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Noun1.Alan Shepard - astronaut who made the first United States' suborbital rocket-powered flight in 1961 (1923-1998)
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In between the two Soviet flights, American astronaut Alan Shepard made a sub-orbital flight.
Alan Shepard, the first American in space and one of only a dozen men to walk on the moon, was remembered as one of the great heroes of the golden era of the US space programme.
Tiger Woods might have smashed a drive an amazing 450 yards downwind during practice at Birkdale last week, but that was nothing compared to the length Alan Shepard managed one summer's day in 1971 when he sent one, quite literally, into orbit.
Astronaut Alan Shepard, the first American to fly in space, has died aged 74.
That morning, the front pages of the papers had photos of astronaut Alan Shepard playing golf on the moon.
1961: Commander Alan Shepard returned to Earth after becoming the first American in space.
We hailed astronaut Alan Shepard, 37, as the first American in space.
this week MAY 5, 1961 Alan Shepard became the first American to travel into outer space, on a sub-orbital flight.
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Alan Shepard became the first American in space impossipuzzles UNCLE Fred is twice as old as Aunt Elsie was when he was as old as she is now.
I could never have imagined as I sat in an eighth-grade classroom on May 5, 1961, for Alan Shepard's brief lob shot, that today approaching retirement I can effectively hop aboard the ISS and cruise around the globe, admiring it in living color.