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Alan Shepard

American - ( NASA)

Deceased

Date of Birth: Nov. 18, 1923
Date of Death: July 21, 1998


Rear Admiral Alan Bartlett Shepard Jr. was an American astronaut, naval aviator, test pilot, and businessman. In 1961 he became the first American to travel into space, and in 1971 he walked on the Moon.

Redstone MRLV | Mercury-Redstone 3

Chrysler | USA
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
May 5, 1961, 2:34 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Human Exploration

Mercury-Redstone 3, or Freedom 7, was the first United States human spaceflight, on May 5, 1961, piloted by astronaut Alan Shepard. It was the first manned flight of Project Mercury, the objective of which was to put an astronaut into orbit around the Earth and return him safely. Shepard's mission was a 15-minute suborbital flight with the primary objective of demonstrating his ability to withstand the high g-forces of launch and atmospheric re-entry.

Suborbital
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Saturn V | Apollo 14

National Aeronautics and Space Administration | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
Jan. 31, 1971, 9:03 p.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Human Exploration

Apollo 14 was the eighth manned mission in the Apollo Program. The third mission to land on the moon. This mission was a two day stay on the lunar surface and carried out two EVAs. Commanded by Alan Shepard, Command Module Pilot Stuart Rossa, and Lunar Module Pilot Edgar Mitchell. During the two lunar EVAs, 42.80 kilograms of moon rock samples was collected.

Lunar Orbit
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Administrator: Bill Nelson

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research. NASA have many launch facilities but most are inactive. The most commonly used pad will be LC-39B at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.


Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat-M
Success
1 day, 4 hours ago
Khayyam & rideshare
31/6 - Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Khayyam, also known as Project 505, is a Russian built Earth observation satellite for Iran. The satellite is built by VNIIEM and NPK Barl on a curre…


Ceres-1
Success
1 day, 6 hours ago
Taijing-1-01 & 02
Unknown Pad - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Two commercial Earth observation satellites built by Minospace.


SSLV
Failure
3 days, 6 hours ago
SSLV Demo 1
Satish Dhawan Space Centre First Launch Pad - Sriharikota, Republic of India

First test flight of Indian SSLV (Small Satellite Launch Vehicle).


Falcon 9
Success
5 days, 11 hours ago
Danuri (KPLO - Korean Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter)
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Lunar orbiter designed by the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) to demonstrate technologies, survey lunar resources and produce a topographic…


Long March 2F
Success
5 days, 18 hours ago
Chinese Reusable Space Vehicle
Launch Area 4 (SLS-1 / 921) - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Note: Launch time is approximate. Probable reflight of the Chinese spaceplane capable of returning to Earth, which flew in orbit September 4 - 6, …