Alan Bartlett Shepard, Jr.
1923.11.18 - 1998.07.21
The first American in space (Mercury 3, 1961.05.05), just three weeks after cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human space traveler.
Commander of the third lunar mission (Apollo 14, 1971).
United States Navy r.admiral, recipient of many awards and trophies.
Founded Seven Fourteen Enterprises.
Co-founded Mercury Seven Foundation.
Died of cancer.