5 Things You Didn't Know About Alan Shepard

5 Things You Didn't Know About Alan Shepard

On May 5, 1961, Alan Shepard launched from Cape Canaveral and into history. \" Alan Shepard is shown shortly after his splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean. MPI/Getty ImagesOn May 5, 1961, Alan Shepard launched from Cape Canaveral and into history. However, Shepard later said he was misquoted, and the actual words were, “Don't f up, Shepard.\" Now That's Interesting Alan Shepard and John Glenn were in competition to be the first American in space.

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