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Goldin on the death of Alan Shepard

From: NASANews@hq.nasa.gov
Date: Wed, 22 Jul 1998 12:58:57 -0400 (EDT)
Fwd Date: Wed, 22 Jul 1998 23:47:09 -0400
Subject: Goldin on the death of Alan Shepard

Brian Welch
Headquarters, Washington DC                 July 22, 1998
(Phone: 202/358-1600)

RELEASE: 98-128

STATEMENT OF NASA ADMINISTRATOR DANIEL S. GOLDIN ON THE DEATH OF
ALAN SHEPARD

     The entire NASA family is deeply saddened by the passing of
Alan Shepard.  NASA has lost one of its greatest pioneers; America
has lost a shining star.

     Alan Shepard will be remembered, always, for his
accomplishments of the past: being one of the original seven
Mercury astronauts, for being the first American to fly in space,
and for being one of only 12 Americans ever to step on the Moon.
He should also be remembered as someone who, even in his final
days, never lost sight of the future.

     On behalf of the space program Alan Shepard helped launch,
and all those that space program has and will inspire, we send our
deepest condolences to his wife Louise, their children, and the
rest of the Shepard family.

     Alan Shepard lived to explore the heavens.  On this his final
journey, we wish him Godspeed.

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