View Full Version : Alan Shepard: Complicated, Conflicted and the Consummate Astronaut

2011-May-05, 03:50 PM
50 years ago today, Alan Shepard blasted off on board the first flight of NASA’s Mercury program, becoming the first American in space. Shepard was the consummate astronaut, — he stayed with NASA for over 15 years, and eventually walked on the Moon. But for all his successes, Shepard was a complicated and conflicted man; [...]

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