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REAR ADMIRAL ALAN B. SHEPARD JR. - TYPESCRIPT SIGNED - HFSID 258251

ALAN B. SHEPARD, JR. Typescript signed: "With personal regards -/Alan Shepard", 1p, 8½x11. Headed: "We Seven/Six to Fill the Team/The Urge to Pioneer". Four paragraphs from the book, We Seven, which was published in 1962.

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Condition: slightly creased, otherwise fine condition
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ALAN B. SHEPARD, JR. Typescript signed: "With personal regards -/Alan Shepard", 1p, 8½x11. Headed: "We Seven/Six to Fill the Team/The Urge to Pioneer". Four paragraphs from the book, We Seven, which was published in 1962. The book contained chapters written by each of the original Mercury astronauts, including Shepard and Donald K. "Deke" Slayton, with whom Shepard would later co-write Moon Shot: The Inside Story of America's Race to the Moon (1988). On May 5, 1961, Alan Bartlett Shepard, Jr. (1923-1998) became the first American to journey into space. His "Freedom 7" space capsule was launched by a Redstone vehicle on a ballistic trajectory suborbital flight that carried him to an altitude of 116 statute miles and to a landing point 302 statute miles down the Atlantic Missile Range. Shepard made a second space flight as spacecraft Commander on Apollo 14, January 31 - February 9, 1971. He was accompanied on man's third lunar landing mission by Stuart A. Roosa, command module pilot, and Edgar D. Mitchell, lunar module pilot. Maneuvering their lunar module, Antares, to a landing in the hilly upland Fra Mauro region of the Moon, Shepard and Mitchell subsequently deployed and activated various scientific equipment and experiments and collected almost 100 pounds of lunar samples. Shepard also found time to make the first lunar golf shot, hitting a golf ball that he had smuggled aboard. Slightly creased. Fine condition.

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