Alan Shepard

1923 - 1998

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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 second person and 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 5,317,121 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 57 in 2019). Alan Shepard is the 10th most popular astronaut (up from 11th in 2019), the 570th most popular biography from United States (down from 492nd in 2019) and the 5th most popular American Astronaut.

Alan Shepard is most famous for being the first American in space.

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Among astronauts, Alan Shepard ranks 10 out of 524Before him are Valentina Tereshkova, Buzz Aldrin, Gene Cernan, Vladimir Komarov, Pete Conrad, and Alexei Leonov. After him are John Glenn, Gherman Titov, Dennis Tito, Jim Lovell, John Young, and Sigmund Jähn.

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Among people born in 1923, Alan Shepard ranks 25Before him are Mas Oyama, Carroll Shelby, Marcel Marceau, Jack Kilby, Lee Teng-hui, and Richard Attenborough. After him are Yma Sumac, Anne Baxter, Arvid Carlsson, Lola Flores, Antoni Tàpies, and Nguyễn Văn Thiệu. Among people deceased in 1998, Alan Shepard ranks 13Before him are Ernst Jünger, Todor Zhivkov, Jean-François Lyotard, Yang Shangkun, Niklas Luhmann, and Octavio Paz. After him are Raymond Cattell, Vladimir Prelog, Theodore Schultz, Konstantinos Karamanlis, Otto Kretschmer, and Bob Kane.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Alan Shepard ranks 570 out of 15,968Before him are Michael Keaton (1951), Benny Goodman (1909), Gertrude B. Elion (1918), Josephine Cochrane (1839), Steven Tyler (1948), and Ted Kennedy (1932). After him are Willem Dafoe (1955), Nancy Reagan (1921), Harriet Tubman (1820), William Hanna (1910), Rod Steiger (1925), and Carrie Fisher (1956).

Among ASTRONAUTS In United States

Among astronauts born in United States, Alan Shepard ranks 5Before him are Neil Armstrong (1930), Buzz Aldrin (1930), Gene Cernan (1934), and Pete Conrad (1930). After him are John Glenn (1921), Dennis Tito (1940), Jim Lovell (1928), John Young (1930), David Scott (1932), Harrison Schmitt (1935), and Edgar Mitchell (1930).