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Oral Histories: Alan Shepard

Pebble Beach, California
Saturday, May 12, 2012

Mercury Seven astronaut Alan Shepard was interviewed as part of the NASA Johnson Space Center Oral History Project. Shepard was the first American in space, and the fifth man to walk on the Moon.    

This interview was conducted just five months before Alan Shepard died of leukeukemia in July of 1998.  He’s interviewed by Roy Neal – longtime NBC News reporter and correspondent who covered the American manned space program.

Updated: Friday, May 11, 2012 at 2:45pm (ET)

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