About the Program
Neal Thompson chronicles the life of America's first man in space Alan Shepard, who traveled on a fifteen-minute flight on May 5, 1961. The author recounts the navy pilot's personal and professional life, from Mr. Shepard's New Hampshire childhood to the day he made history by hitting golfballs on the moon.
Neal Thompson is the author of Driving with the Devil: Southern Moonshine, Detroit Wheels, and the Birth of NASCAR and Hurricane Season: A Coach, His Team and Their Triumph in the Time of Katrina. For more information, visit nealthompson.com.
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