Astronaut Alan Shepard

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Title

Astronaut Alan Shepard

Alternative Title

Alan Shepard

Subject

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (U.S.)
NASA
Apollo Project (U.S.)
Project Apollo (U.S.)
Astronauts--United States
Shepard, Alan Bartlett, 1923-1998

Description

A portrait of Mission Commander Alan Shepard (1923-1998), the first American in space, likely taken around the time of his Apollo 14 flight. Shepard was the only Mercury Seven, as the original seven astronauts were called, to also walk on the Moon. Apollo 14 was the third mission to land men on the Moon, including Shepard, Command Module Pilot Stuart Roosa (1933-1994), and Lunar Module Pilot Edgar Mitchell (1930-). These three astronauts conducted a ten-day mission that launched on January 31, 1971, from John F. Kennedy Space Center in Merritt Island, Florida, and landing in the Pacific Ocean on February 9, 1971. The mission landed Shepard and Mitchell on the Moon, where they collected specimens, conducted, research and even hit a couple of golf balls using a special club that Shepard had stowed away.

Source

Original black and white photographic print: Space Walk of Fame Collection.

Date Created

ca. 1971

Contributor

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original black and white photographic print.

Is Part Of

Florida Space Coast History Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

97.3 KB

Medium

1 black and white photographic print

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Merritt Island, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Florida Space Coast History Project and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Michlowitz, Robert
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

"Astronaut Bio: Alan B. Shepard, Jr. 7/98." 2015. Johnson Space Center. Accessed July 30. http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/shepard-alan.html.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

1 black and white photographic print

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