Shepard Moves To NASA •

One of the most talented and respected astronauts in the group was a man named Alan Shepard. During World War II, Shepard worked aboard a Navy vessel, and after the war ended he became a test pilot. His talents eventually brought him to NASA in 1959 as one of the Mercury Seven astronauts. Photo Credit: NASA History and Science / Wikimedia Commons | {{PD-USGov}}

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