In memory of the "first American in space"
In memory of the "first American in space", Alan Shepard.
Not only the first of the Mercury Seven but also an Apollo
Moon walking (and golfing) Astronaut.
"Former astronaut Alan Shepard dies at 74"
"Alan Shepard was 'a pretty cool customer'"
Contrast RAML Shepard's class, dignity (and sense of humor
with his contemporary, Sen. Glenn.
: Shepard said at the Hall of Science and Exploration that he
: never set out to be a hero.
: "During the actual process of flying spacecraft, or flying
: the Spirit of St. Louis, one doesn't think of one's self as
: being a hero or historical figure. One does it because the
: challenge is there, and one feels reasonably qualified to
: accomplish it. And it's later on, I suppose, perhaps at the
: suggestion of other people, that you say, 'Well, yes,
: He concluded, "I must admit, maybe I am a piece of history
: after all."
And a part of it that we can all be be proud of.
Mark Reiff <mreiff1@xxxxxxxxxx>
Gratuitous political statement, look here ->
"I think we are all trying too hard to push space
versus finding the pulls that attract people and their money."
"The heavens reward great deeds, not excuses."