Alan Shepard
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Born: November 18, 1923

Died: July 21, 1998 (age 74)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Astronaut

Bio: Alan Bartlett Shepard, Jr. was an American naval aviator, test pilot, flag officer, and NASA astronaut who in 1961 became the second person, and the first American, to travel into space. This Mercury flight was designed to enter space, but not to achieve orbit.

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