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")
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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.
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