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Astronaut Alan Shepard Oral History

Astronaut Alan Shepard Oral History

Astronaut Alan Shepard Oral History

Washington, DC
Saturday, September 11, 2010

Alan Shepard, the first American in space, and the fifth man to walk on the Moon, was interviewed for an oral history as part of NASA’s Johnson Space Center History Collection. Shepard was one of the Mercury Seven Astronauts – America’s first men in space. This interview was conducted in February of 1998; and Shepard died of leukemia in July of that year. He’s interviewed by Roy Neal – longtime NBC News reporter and correspondent who covered the American manned space program.

Updated: Friday, November 26, 2010 at 4:43pm (ET)

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