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Alan Shepard

Onward to the Stars!

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 11.19.2012 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

Last week was my first full week of my sophomore year of college and thus, as you can probably imagine, pretty busy. As busy as I was, though, I still found the time to honor two prominent historical anniversaries.

First U.S. Manned Spacecraft Lands WHERE?

Posted 09.05.2012 | Science

By: Robert Z. Pearlman Published: 09/05/2012 07:52 AM EDT on SPACE.com Freedom 7, NASA's first spacecraft to launch an astronaut into space, has ...

'One Small Step': Remembering Neil Armstrong

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 10.26.2012 | Science
Robert L. Cavnar

Neil Armstrong represented all that was the ideal in our time. I'll never forget watching those grainy images that night, as Armstrong jumped off the ladder of the lander onto the surface of the moon.

NASA's Pioneering Astronauts: Where Are They Now?

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 10.25.2012 | Science

As space exploration has become more common and the number of astronauts has risen past 300, many names have faded into the background. But some will ...

Freedom 7: 50 Years Ago Today, the First American in Space (VIDEO)

Meg Waite Clayton | Posted 07.05.2011 | Technology
Meg Waite Clayton

Alan Shepard became the first American in space, twenty-three days after Russian Yuri Gagarin had orbited the earth. The flight was history-making.

America's First Spaceman Launched 50 Years Ago

Posted 07.05.2011 | Technology

HISTORY.COM/THE HUFFINGTON POST - From Cape Canaveral, Florida, Navy Commander Alan Bartlett Shepard Jr. is launched into space aboard the Freedom 7 s...

50 Years Later: The Alan Shepard Freedom 7 Flight

Neal Thompson | Posted 07.03.2011 | Media
Neal Thompson

From the start, exploring space was all about the race, the competition between two superpowers, each flexing their nation's brains and brawn. Who wou...