Bringing The "Cool" Factor • Bringing The "Cool" Factor

Before Shepard’s Apollo 14 journey, the typical idea of an astronaut was someone mild-mannered and conservative. However, the corvette-loving, golf-ball whacking personality that Shepard brought to NASA turned the tables on everyone’s thoughts, and people loved him for it. He brought a previously unseen level of “cool” to the space program. Photo Credit: Dean Conger/Corbis via Getty Images

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