ALAN B. SHEPARD JR. The fifth man on the moon, the astronaut signs and inscribes with warmest regards on this 8½x11 headshot Inscribed photograph signed: “To Mr. and Mrs. George Wakely/with warmest regards –/ Alan B. Shepard, Jr.”¸ in blue ink, Color 8½x11, image 7½x9. Alan B. Shepard Jr. (1923-1998) was the first American to journey into space. On May 5, 1961, in the Freedom 7 spacecraft, he was launched by a Redstone vehicle on a ballistic trajectory suborbital flight that carried him to an altitude of 116 statute miles and to a landing point 302 statute miles down the Atlantic Missile Range. He made his second space flight as spacecraft Commander on Apollo 14, January 31 – February 9, 1971. Shepard was accompanied on man’s third lunar landing mission by Stuart A. Roosa, command module pilot, and Edgar D. Mitchell, lunar module pilot. Maneuvering their lunar module, Antares, to a landing in the hilly upland Fra Mauro region of the moon, Shepard and Mitchell subsequently deployed and activated various scientific equipment and experiments and collected almost 100 pounds of lunar samples for return to earth. Corners lightly worn. Light stains on white border. Light surface creasing. Otherwise, fine condition. – Please contact us if you have any questions or require additional information. HFSID 309668
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