Alan Shepard Autographed Mat Piece! Mercury 7! Moonwalker! Apollo 14! Rare!
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Alan Shepard Autographed Mat Piece
About This Item
This auction is for a Alan Shepard Cut Autographed 8x10 Mat Piece. Autograph is hand signed and 100% authentic. This is a BEAUTIFUL mat piece and it looks great framed! This is a great piece of Space history! !
About the Subject
Shepard was an American naval officer and aviator, test pilot, flag officer, one of the original NASA Mercury Seven astronauts, and businessman, who in 1961 became the second person and the first American to travel into space. This Mercury flight was designed to enter space, but not to achieve orbit. Ten years later, at age 47 and the oldest astronaut in the program, Shepard commanded the Apollo 14 mission, piloting the lander to the most accurate landing of the Apollo missions. He became the fifth and oldest person to walk on the Moon, and the only astronaut of the Mercury Seven to walk on the Moon. During the mission, he hit two golf balls on the lunar surface. These were his only two space flights, as his flight status was interrupted for five years (1964-69) during the Mercury and Gemini programs by Ménière's disease, an inner-ear disease that was surgically corrected before his Moon flight. Shepard served as Chief of the Astronaut Office from November 1963 - July 1969 (the approximate period of his grounding), and from June 1971 - August