Alan Shepard

1923 - 1998

Alan Shepard

Rear Admiral Alan Bartlett Shepard Jr. (November 18, 1923 – July 21, 1998) was an American astronaut, naval aviator, test pilot, and businessman. In 1961, he became the first American to travel into space, and in 1971, he walked on the Moon. A graduate of the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Shepard saw action with the surface navy during World War II. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alan Shepard has received more than 3,653,602 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 11th most popular astronaut.

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Among astronauts, Alan Shepard ranks 11 out of 501Before him are Buzz Aldrin, Gene Cernan, Pete Conrad, Alexei Leonov, Vladimir Komarov, and John Glenn. After him are Gherman Titov, John Young, Dennis Tito, Valery Bykovsky, Harrison Schmitt, and David Scott.

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Among people born in 1923, Alan Shepard ranks 22Before him are Nadine Gordimer, Peter II of Yugoslavia, György Ligeti, Marcel Marceau, René Favaloro, and Mas Oyama. After him are Jack Kilby, Richard Attenborough, Arvid Carlsson, Yaşar Kemal, Val Logsdon Fitch, and Valentina Cortese. Among people deceased in 1998, Alan Shepard ranks 13Before him are Ernst Jünger, Todor Zhivkov, Jean-François Lyotard, Niklas Luhmann, Octavio Paz, and Vladimir Prelog. After him are Yang Shangkun, Theodore Schultz, Otto Kretschmer, Konstantinos Karamanlis, Raymond Cattell, and Frederick Reines.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Alan Shepard ranks 492 out of 12,171Before him are Zodiac Killer (1940), Toni Morrison (1931), Edgar Cayce (1877), James Caan (1940), Kim Basinger (1953), and Barbara McClintock (1902). After him are George A. Romero (1940), Sean Penn (1960), George Peppard (1928), Benny Goodman (1909), Burt Reynolds (1936), and Donald A. Glaser (1926).

Among ASTRONAUTS In United States

Among astronauts born in United States, Alan Shepard ranks 6Before him are Neil Armstrong (1930), Buzz Aldrin (1930), Gene Cernan (1934), Pete Conrad (1930), and John Glenn (1921). After him are John Young (1930), Dennis Tito (1940), Harrison Schmitt (1935), David Scott (1932), Jim Lovell (1928), and Edgar Mitchell (1930).