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Space commemorative cover
or Space Cover.
Cosmodrom : USA
Date of Cancellation: July 21, 1998
Printed: 500 units
Kind of Event : Exposition - Commemoration
Launch pad : USA KSC (FL)
Mission type : Casualty
ou?/where?: au sol - ground
autographe?: non - none
Description : Born November 18, 1923 - Died July 21, 1998 (aged 74)
Silk cachet showing Alan B. Shepard.
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.
KSC post stamp.
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SHEPARD, ALAN BARTLET · DEATH OF THE ASTRONAUT