At a glance: The right stuff

By From page B2 | February 06, 2013



On this date in 1971 Alan Shepard became the first man to hit a golf ball on the Moon. He actually hit two golf balls with a Wilson six-iron head attached to a lunar sample scoop handle. Even though he was not wearing a golf shirt and slacks and only swung the club with one hand he still managed a lengthy hit. He was one of NASA’s first seven astronauts and commanded the Apollo 14 mission.

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