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Derry History Museum

Taylor Library

Museum named in his honor:

Beautiful VIdeo of the early history

of Astronaut Alan B. Shepard's 

hometown of Derry N.H. Settled 1719.


Video ends with scenes from Derry.N.H.

in 1961. The year of Alan Shepard's

first space flight May 5th 1961 aboard

                    Freedom 7.

"This is the first time that astronauts of the first group have exhibited things that are sentimental​ ​and

            personal to them. We hope it will encourage youngsters to follow in our footsteps."                       

                                                                 Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr.

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"You've done it in the simulator so many times, you don't have a real sense of being excited,  when the flight is going on. You're excited before, but as soon as the liftoff occurs, you are busy doing what you have to do. "

                                                                               Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr.

Derry, NH street: Shepard Road

Alan B. Shepard, Jr. Post Office

"I think the sense of family, and family achievement, plus the discipline which I received there, from that one-room school were really very helpful in what I did later on. "                     Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr.


Location of Shepard Family Grave Site:

Three streets in the cemetery named after Shepard:

Red​stone, Shepard, and Freedom


More Locations and Buildings

​​There are many historic sites in Derry N.H. that display this hero's legacy.

      Here are some of the locations that pay tribute to Alan Shepard.

​Learn to Fly like Shepard, from pilots who still teach at this site!  Here are some aviation  simulator videos

for you to enjoy on your way to the 

27 Navigator Rd, Londonderry N.H. 

Location.  Soar Miles and Miles !

Shepard Family Land Donated to the Town of Derry:

ENJOY THE SKIES FOR MILES AN MILES. WE ARE ONE FAMILY ON THIS EARTH.   ALAN SHEPARD PROJECT

Alan Shepard of Derry, New Hampshire

THE SITE OF ASTRONAUT ALAN SHEPARD'S FIRST FLYING LESSONS