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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.

Sub-Orbital
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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: Jim Bridenstine

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.


Long March 4
Success
5 days, 20 hours ago
Haiyang 2C
Launch Area 4 (SLS-2 / 603) - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Haiyang (Chinese: "Ocean"), abbreviated HY, is a marine remote sensing satellite series planned by China.


Long March 11
Success
1 week, 5 days ago
Gaofen-03-1
Mobile launch platform - Sea Launch

Gaofen is a series of civilian Earth observation satellites developed and launched for the China High-definition Earth Observation System (CHEOS), ...


Kuaizhou
Failure
2 weeks ago
Jilin-1-02C
Unknown Pad - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Jilin-1 is a series of Chinese commercial remote sensing satellites.


Astra Rocket 3.0
Failure
2 weeks ago
Maiden Flight
Launch Pad B - Kodiak Launch Complex, Alaska, USA

This is the first orbital attempt of Astra Space small satellite launch vehicle. Rocket carries no payload for this flight.


Long March 4
Success
2 weeks, 5 days ago
Gaofen-11-02
Unknown Pad - Taiyuan, People's Republic of China

Gaofen is a series of civilian Earth observation satellites developed and launched for the China High-definition Earth Observation System (CHEOS), ...