- NAME: Alan Shepard
- OCCUPATION: Astronaut, Entrepreneur
- BIRTH DATE: November 18, 1923
- DEATH DATE: July 21, 1998
- EDUCATION: United States Naval Academy, Naval Test Pilot School
- PLACE OF BIRTH: East Derry, New Hampshire
- PLACE OF DEATH: Monterey, California
- Full Name: Alan Bartlett Shepard, Jr.
- AKA: Alan Shepard
- AKA: Alan B. Shepard
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Alan Shepard became one of the original seven Mercury program astronauts in 1959. He later commanded the Apollo 14 flight.
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