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The Kitsap Sun
Priest River teacher marks 25 years of astronaut visitsspace, but he's not." Except on this day. To mark the 25th year of his progra
Priest River teacher marks 25 years of astronaut visits
The Kitsap Sun / Posted 8 days ago
space, but he's not." Except on this day. To mark the 25th year of his program, Naccarato chose the words of the late Alan Shepard Jr., the first American to travel into space, from when the astronaut landed on the moon in 1971: "It's been a... Read more
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Daily Press
A springboard for adventureto become America's first astronauts. One of them, known around Virginia Beach
A springboard for adventure
Daily Press / Posted 18 days ago
to become America's first astronauts. One of them, known around Virginia Beach for driving a flashy white convertible, was Alan Shepard, who would soon become the first American in space. A few years later, Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong would come... Read more
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WTVM 9 Columbus
New NASA computer lab named for "human computer" Katherine Johnsonretirement in 1986, Johnson made a long list of critical contributions. She cal
New NASA computer lab named for "human computer" Katherine Johnson
WTVM 9 Columbus / Posted 22 days ago
retirement in 1986, Johnson made a long list of critical contributions. She calculated the trajectory of the 1961 flight of Alan Shepard, the first American in space. Thursday’s ceremony was held on the 55th anniversary of that historic... Read more
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WSFA 12 Montgomery
New NASA computer lab named for "human computer" Katherine Johnsonretirement in 1986, Johnson made a long list of critical contributions. She cal
New NASA computer lab named for "human computer" Katherine Johnson
WSFA 12 Montgomery / Posted 22 days ago
retirement in 1986, Johnson made a long list of critical contributions. She calculated the trajectory of the 1961 flight of Alan Shepard, the first American in space. Thursday’s ceremony was held on the 55th anniversary of that historic... Read more
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WSFA 12 Montgomery
New NASA Computer Lab Named for "Human Computer", 97 Year Old Katherine Johnsonretirement in 1986, Johnson made a long list of critical contributions. She cal
New NASA Computer Lab Named for "Human Computer", 97 Year Old Katherine Johnson
WSFA 12 Montgomery / Posted 22 days ago
retirement in 1986, Johnson made a long list of critical contributions. She calculated the trajectory of the 1961 flight of Alan Shepard, the first American in space. Thursday’s ceremony was held on the 55th anniversary of that historic... Read more
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WTVM 9 Columbus
New NASA Computer Lab Named for "Human Computer", 97 Year Old Katherine Johnsonretirement in 1986, Johnson made a long list of critical contributions. She cal
New NASA Computer Lab Named for "Human Computer", 97 Year Old Katherine Johnson
WTVM 9 Columbus / Posted 22 days ago
retirement in 1986, Johnson made a long list of critical contributions. She calculated the trajectory of the 1961 flight of Alan Shepard, the first American in space. Thursday’s ceremony was held on the 55th anniversary of that historic... Read more
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Al.com
I played golf with professionals with clubs I found in the dumpstername of the great Jack Burke, who won the Masters and the PGA Championship in 1
I played golf with professionals with clubs I found in the dumpster
Al.com / Posted 22 days ago
name of the great Jack Burke, who won the Masters and the PGA Championship in 1956. You know that famous video of astronaut Alan Shepard playing golf on the moon? Burke taught Shepard how to swing a club in his spacesuit. Burke is still alive. At... Read more
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WLBZ Bangor
MORNING STUMPER for Friday, May 6, 2016PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Astronaut Alan Shepard became the first Americ
MORNING STUMPER for Friday, May 6, 2016
WLBZ Bangor / Posted 23 days ago
PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Astronaut Alan Shepard became the first American in space on this day in 1961. Shepard blasted off from Florida in the Freedom 7 spacecraft and orbited the Earth for 108 minutes. Ten years later, Shepard became the... Read more
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WCSH 6 Portland
MORNING STUMPER for Friday, May 6, 2016PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Astronaut Alan Shepard became the first Americ
MORNING STUMPER for Friday, May 6, 2016
WCSH 6 Portland / Posted 23 days ago
PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Astronaut Alan Shepard became the first American in space on this day in 1961. Shepard blasted off from Florida in the Freedom 7 spacecraft and orbited the Earth for 108 minutes. Ten years later, Shepard became the... Read more
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EarthSky
First American in space5, 1961. Just 23 days after Yuri Gagarin of the Soviet Union became the first p
First American in space
EarthSky / Posted 23 days ago
5, 1961. Just 23 days after Yuri Gagarin of the Soviet Union became the first person in space, NASA launched astronaut Alan Shepard aboard the Freedom 7 capsule powered by a Redstone booster to become the first American in space. His historic... Read more
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Orange County Register
The 55th anniversary of the first American astronaut in spaceSTEPS Today NASA looks to send humans to Mars – about 49 million miles away. T
The 55th anniversary of the first American astronaut in space
Orange County Register / Posted 23 days ago
STEPS Today NASA looks to send humans to Mars – about 49 million miles away. The first step toward its journey began with Alan Shepard Jr.’s Mercury flight in 1961 that Johnson calculated. Lift, flip and land The image above was created by NASA... Read more
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Daily Press
NASA Langley honors a groundbreaking mathematicianmathematics work Johnson did during her 33 years with NASA. The naming ceremony
NASA Langley honors a groundbreaking mathematician
Daily Press / Posted 23 days ago
mathematics work Johnson did during her 33 years with NASA. The naming ceremony was held on the 55th anniversary of Alan Shepard becoming the first American in space — a landmark event made possible by computations Johnson did by hand to... Read more
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology
A salute to astronaut Alan Shepard on a milestone anniversaryduring his early years in Derry," she said. "It took his family, colleagues, te
A salute to astronaut Alan Shepard on a milestone anniversary
Aircraft Maintenance Technology / Posted 23 days ago
during his early years in Derry," she said. "It took his family, colleagues, teachers, mentors, space program team and a lot more to put him into space and safely return him home. So by honoring Alan Shepard, we can celebrate and honor th... Read more
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Al.com
Alan Shepard - First American in Space May 5, 1961the Apollo 14 space mission. Astronaut Stuart Roosa carried 400-500 seeds in hi
Alan Shepard - First American in Space May 5, 1961
Al.com / Posted 24 days ago
the Apollo 14 space mission. Astronaut Stuart Roosa carried 400-500 seeds in his personal kit while he orbited the moon as Alan Shepard and Edgar Mitchell walked on the lunar surface. There are three of the "Moon Trees" remaining in Alabama. The... Read more
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CBS News
The way it was: Today in historyTelephone on reservation Astronaut Alan Shepard Nazi leader and war criminal
The way it was: Today in history
CBS News / Posted 24 days ago
Telephone on reservation Astronaut Alan Shepard Nazi leader and war criminal Adolf Eichmann takes an oath on May 5, 1961 during his trial in front of an Israeli Court in Jerusalem. He was sentenced to death and executed in Jerusalem on May 30,... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
On the 55th anniversary of American manned space flight, 9 looks backIt went without saying that they would be male. From a group of 110, the corps
On the 55th anniversary of American manned space flight, 9 looks back
Houston Chronicle / Posted 24 days ago
It went without saying that they would be male. From a group of 110, the corps was winnowed down to seven, the first astronauts. From left are Wally Schirra, Alan Shepard, Deke Slayton, Gus Grissom, John Glenn, Gordon Cooper and Scott Carpenter.... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Gagarin in Space: The Politics of Cosmic Discoverycare if the janitor over there has the answer, if he knows how.” Knowledge move
Gagarin in Space: The Politics of Cosmic Discovery
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 25 days ago
care if the janitor over there has the answer, if he knows how.” Knowledge moves in baffling ways indeed. In May 1961, Alan Shepard became the retaliatory instrument of the US space effort, one that became known as the Mercury-Redstone 3... Read more
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Fortune
Now You Can Golf On The Moon In VRacross the moon to the golf location. After selecting a club, the user gets to
Now You Can Golf On The Moon In VR
Fortune / Posted 28 days ago
across the moon to the golf location. After selecting a club, the user gets to swing four times as they perform their best Alan Shepard impersonation. Up to four users can experience golfing on the moon at once. According to Bryan Jones, vice... Read more

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