“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

North Virginia Beach in Virginia Beach, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Alan B. Shepard

1923 - 1998


— Virginia Beach —

Alan B. Shepard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 30, 2021
1. Alan B. Shepard Marker
Inscription.  The first American astronaut in space, Shepard flew aboard Mercury 3, reaching an altitude of 116 miles on a 15-minute flight on May 5, 1961. In 1971, he commanded Apollo 14 and walked on the surface of the moon for nine hours. On live worldwide TV, he became the first person to golf on the moon.
Erected 1999 by City of Virginia Beach.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Air & Space. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Legends Walk series list.
Location. 36° 50.49′ N, 75° 58.436′ W. Marker is in North Virginia Beach in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Pacific Avenue just south of 14th Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1300 Pacific Ave, Virginia Beach VA 23451, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Carter Family (here, next to this marker); T.J. "Stonewall" Jackson (here, next to this marker); Robert E. Lee (here, next to this marker); Pocahontas (here, next to this marker); William Henry Harrison
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(here, next to this marker); Zachary Taylor (a few steps from this marker); William Styron (a few steps from this marker); Woodrow Wilson (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Virginia Beach.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 31, 2021, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on January 31, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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