Alan B. Shepard,The first American Astronaut to travel in space, was born on this date in 1923. In 1971 Alan Commanded the Apollo 14 mission and was the fifth person to walk on the moon. Shepard died of Leukemia on July 21, 1998. He was 74.
Alan being congratulated by President Kennedy at the White House.
Creator / Puppeteer Burr Tillstrom and Fran Allison
are pictured with Puppet stars Kukla and Ollie.The
show debuted on NBC in 1947 and ran till 1957.
Like many early shows, it did not have a script
and was entirely adlib. Live TV was great then!
Picture taken on the set while on the air.