Post-flight interview: Astronaut’s daughter reflects on her own launch on Blue Origin

Laura Shepard Churchley is not sure if she is now an astronaut. The eldest daughter of Alan Shepard, America’s first astronaut to fly into space, Churchley followed in her father’s footsteps β€” and trajectory β€” lifting off on Dec. 11 aboard the New Shepard, Blue Origin’s suborbital launch vehicle named after her dad. The 10-minute … Read more

Astronaut Alan Shepard’s daughter says she’s excited to follow him to space

β€œAn original Shepard will fly on the New Shepard.” Laura Shepard Churchley, the daughter of the first American in space, will embark on her own journey to space on board #NewShepard on December 9. 23, 2021 See more The daughter of NASA astronaut Alan Shepard can’t wait to go to space, just like her … Read more