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Laura Shepard Churchley, Daughter Of America’s First Person In Space, To Fly In Blue Origin Rocket – CBS Denver

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EVERGREEN, Colo. (CBS4) – In a room in Laura Shepard Churchley’s home in Evergreen, there are precious moments of American history. Images of her father on the moon and President John F. Kennedy watching his launch in the Freedom 7 when Alan Shepard became the first American in space.

Alan Shephard on the moon in 1971 (credit: CBS)

“In the White House and then he autographed it,” said Laura, referring to one of her framed photos of her dad.

The idea of Laura going to space existed long ago, when she was a child. Her father would show her the heavens.

“We would go out in the backyard and we would have to identify the constellations and the different planets and stars. So I’ve always had that love.”

Laura Shepard Churchley

Laura Shepard Churchley (credit: CBS)

The idea for going on a Blue Origin…

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2021-11-29 08:26:32

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