A New Maturity" • Earth.com A New Maturity"

Traveling into space and walking on the moon changed Shepard for the better. When interviewed by British television host David Frost, he explained that the journey gave him “a new maturity” in life. He also later admitted in a different interview that when he looked at Earth from the moon he “wept a little bit. I hadn’t expected to do that.” Photo Credit: Nasa/Getty Images

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