|22 July 1998
(Washington, DC) -- July 22 -- The National Space Society (NSS) today released the following statement from NSS President Charlie Walker (three-time shuttle astronaut) on the death last night of astronaut Alan Shepard:
"The National Space Society (NSS) is extremely saddened to have lost astronaut and NSS Board of Governors member Alan Shepard. His impact on society and our organization will never be forgotten.
The National Space Society, founded in 1974, is an independent, nonprofit space advocacy organization headquartered in Washington, DC. Its 23,000 members and 90 chapters around the world actively promote a spacefaring civilization. Information on NSS and space exploration is available at <http://www.nss.org/>.