Alan Shepard Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Wife, Net Worth

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Alan Shepard (Alan Bartlett Shepard Jr.)

Last Updated: 07 Nov, 2023 | Views: 690

Age: 74

Profession: Astronaut

Other Profession(s): Business Men, Naval Aviator, Test pilot

Famous For: Famous American Astronaut

Higher Education: BS, MA

Alan Shepard Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
18 Nov, 1923 (74 Years 08 Months 3 Days)
Birth Country
United States
Birth State/Province
New Hampshire
Birth District
Birth Sign
Died on
21 Jul, 1998
Cause of Death

Alan Shepard Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography):

Alan Bartlett Shepard Jr. was an American astronaut who was born on November 18, 1923. He is also a naval aviator, test pilot, and businessman. During 1961 and 1971, he became the second and first American to travel into space. His family line descends from Scottish emigrants from Berneray in the Outer Hebrides.


In August 1944: The USS Cogswell, a destroyer, was posted to Shepard after a month of aviation training
Shepard completed basic flight training at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi in Texas on January 7, 1946, after arriving in November 1945.

In 1950, Shepard attended Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, for the United States Naval Test Pilot School.

April 1, 1959: The selection of Shepard to NASA was announced. 

January 19, 1961: During Gilruth's announcement of Shepard's selection for the first crewed American space mission, seven astronauts were present.

on May 5, 1961: Alan Bartlett Shepard Jr. became the second American to travel into space after piloting the Mercury-Redstone 3 mission.

Awards & Achievements:

On October 1, 1978: Congressional Space Medal of Honor 

In 1981: Golden Plate Award of the American Academy of Achievement 

Langley Gold Medal 

John J. Montgomery Award 

Lambert trophy, SETP Iven C. Kincheloe Award, the Cabot Award, and many more

Unknown facts:

During the 1965 British television series Thunderbirds, Alan Tracy played the lead role.

K-12 educators are recognized with the Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award presented by The Space Foundation in partnership with the Astronauts Memorial Foundation and NASA.

Alan Shepard Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 180 cm
In Meters 1.80 m
In feet Inches 5'11"
Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 68 Kg
In Pounds 150 lbs
Eye Color
Light Brown
Hair Color
Dark Brown

Alan Shepard Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Alan B. Shepard, Sr
Mother's Name
Renza Shepard
Louise Brewer
Pauline Renza Shepard
Laura Shepard, Juliana Shepard, Alice Shepard
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