Astronaut Alan Shepard was born on this day in 1923.
Alan Shepard was the first American astronaut in space. Take your own imaginary trip to Mars!
Adventure to Mars
You and your crew are about to blast off to Mars! Your spaceship already contains the things you need to stay alive such as air, food, water, and heaters. Everything you'll need after you get to Mars has already been sent ahead of time to the red planet. But now, you must decide what else to bring. How will you pass the time? What types of food and beverages do you want to consume?
You will only be allowed to bring 10 items. Don’t forget - some things that work on Earth will cause problems in zero gravity. Once you choose your items, click on the “Launch Rocket” button to blast off!