Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Alan Shepard born 85 years ago

Astronaut Alan Shepard was born Nov. 18, 1923 in New Hampshire. Shepard was the first American in space when he flew Freedom 7 in 1961, just 23 days after Russian Yuri Gagarin was the first person in space.
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