Alan Shepard was an American astronaut in NASA's Apollo program. He was a crewmember, along with Roosa and Mitchell, on Apollo 14. During the mission, Shepard was photographed standing next to the American flag on the lunar surface. (VOY: "Future's End"; ENT: "First Flight")
In 1996, astronomer Rain Robinson had this photograph displayed near her computer at the Griffith Observatory. (VOY: "Future's End")
In 2143, the assignment patch for Apollo 14 was displayed in the 602 Club. This patch bore the astronaut's last name. (ENT: "First Flight")
In 1961, Shepard was the second Human, after Yuri Gagarin, and the first American to voyage into space. His successful mission marked the beginning of the American manned space program.