Alan Shepard: The First American in Space

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The Rosen Publishing Group, 2003 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 112 pages
This is the enthralling story of an American hero-from his humble beginnings in a one-room schoolhouse to his adventurous career as a test pilot and his entry into NASA. As the first American to fly in space, Alan Shepard captured the imagination of a generation of Americans. Using vivid NASA photographs to bring space travel to life, this fascinating book looks at his life, his adventures in space, and his post-NASA success in the business world. It's a gripping look at the man who journeyed to the Moon and back.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION A Decade of Contrasts
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The Launching of
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The Mercury 7 Astronauts
27
Freedom 7
55
CHAPTER J The Terror and
69
Into th Into the Business World
99
FOR FURTHER READING
105
INDEX
111
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