Virginia Legends Walk
ALAN B. SHEPARD
1923-1998
Virginia Beach

The first American astronaut in space, Shepard flew aboard Mercury 3, reaching an altitude of 116 miles on a 15-minute flight on May 5, 1961. In 1971, he commanded Apollo 14 and walked on the surface of the moon for nine hours. On live worldwide TV, he became the first person to golf on the moon.

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