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The third of the four plaques on the first tablet is the first astronaut plaque.

Alan Bartlett Shepard, Jr.

First American into Space

Born: East Derry NH, Nov. 18, 1923

Mercury Flight - May 5, 1961. 15 Min., 28 Sec. Suborbital flight

Launch Vehicle - Mercury-Redstone 3   Spacecraft - Freedom 7

Shepard's handprints are on the next plaque.

Time picture taken Mon Jun 6 18:53:03 2005
Location picture taken Space Walk of Fame
Space View Park
Titusville, Florida
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