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    Alan B. Shepard, Jr. (1923-1998) Color Photo Signed "To Buzzy/ with best wishes --/ Alan B Shepard Jr". One of the original "Mercury Seven" astronauts chosen by NASA. Shepard was a true American hero- the first American in space in Freedom 7 in 1961. During several years out of crew rotation due to an inner ear condition, he was appointed Chief of the Astronaut Office. After corrective surgery, he was named commander of Apollo 14 in 1971 where he was the fifth person to walk on the moon, and became the hero of golfers everywhere when he hit two golf balls on the moon. He retired from NASA in 1974. The photo is an 8" x 10" NASA-issued lithographed pose in a business suit. From the Byron "Buzzy" George Collection.

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