FIRST AMERICAN INTO SPACE ON THIS DATE IN 1961

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Alan  Shepard, Jr. was a naval aviator, test pilot, flag officer, and NASA
Astronaut who in 1961 became the first American in space with a 15
minute suborbital flight. Ten years later, he commanded the Apollo 14
mission, and became the fifth person to walk on the Moon.

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