Alan Shepard was one of the original Mercury 7 astronauts, you know, the guys with “the right stuff.”
Just a few years later, Shepard became the oldest man ever to walk on the surface of the moon.
Shepard was a key player in NASA’s Apollo space program, which put us on the moon in 1969.
And in 1994, Shepard, along with fellow astronaut Deke Slaytonnand two veteran journalists, co-authored a book about that mission to the moon Their book was called Moon Shot.
Sadly, Slayton died before the book was released. But I had the chance to meet and interview the great Alan Shepard .
So here now, from 1994, Alan Shepard.
Alan Shepard died in 1998. He was 74.
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