Born: 11/18/1923 in Derry, New Hampshire, USA
Cause of death: leukemia
Full name: Alan Bartlett Shepard Jr.
Noted For: U.S. astronaut; became the first American in space with his Mercury 3 flight (5 May 1961); commanded the Apollo 14 lunar mission (1971), becoming one of twelve men to walk on the moon.
Quotation: "They say any landing you can walk away from is a good one."
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