EXCLUSIVE: Laura Shepard, A Legacy of Dreams

Space Channel Spotlight presents an exclusive interview with Laura Shepard Churchley, the eldest daughter of pioneering US astronaut Alan Shepard took a joyride to the edge of space aboard Blue Origin Mission 19, 60 years after her late father’s famed suborbital NASA flight at the dawn of the Space Age.

Laura Shepard Churchley, 74, who was a schoolgirl when her father first streaked into space, was one of six passengers buckled into the cabin of Blue Origin’s New Shepard spacecraft as it lifted off from a launch site outside the west Texas town of Van Horn.

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