TIL Alan Shepard was 47 during Apollo 14 and was told he was “too old” to walk on the moon as he was the oldest astronaut to have flown in space at the time. He hadn’t flown anything for ten years since 1961 and had been diagnosed with a rare condition of the inner ear called Meniere’s disease

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