Today in 1961 Alan Shepard was the first American in space. In the late 1980s and early 1990's, Rear Admiral Shepard was a fixture here in Monterey in the past, playing golf at the former US Navy Golf Course, adjacent to the Naval Postgraduate School, which was formerly the Hotel Del Monte. That's a lot of formerly listings. This was a great man, who this day in 1961 started us on to our voyage to the Moon. He was there in 1969 as well.