- Category : Travel-Astronaut
- Type : PE
- Profile : 1/3 - Investigating / Martyr
- Definition : Split - Large
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Contagion 4
American astronaut, the first American in space. On May 6, 1961, he traveled to an altitude of 115 miles at a maximum speed of 5,160 mph.
American astronaut, the second man in space with his historic flight on 5/05/1961, following Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin's trip into space by 23 days. He was one of twelve men to walk on the Moon.
Shepard was the co-owner of two Houston banks and retired from the astronaut program as a rear admiral in 1974. Subsequent investments in KMart's, Marriott hotels and a Coors distributorship turned him into a multimillionaire. He had one lifetime marriage and two daughters.
Shepard died of leukemia on 7/21/1998, Monterey, CA
The original seven astronauts were Shepard, Don Clayton (March 1, 1924, time unknown), Scott Carpenter, Gordon Cooper, John Glenn, Gus Grissom and Walter Schirra, all chosen for physical, mental and emotional excellence, all married with kids. Ten of the first 43 astronauts were Pisces at odds of 571 to 1. Of the first 23 men in space, 21 were first born or an only child.