National Astronaut Day👨‍🚀

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National Astronaut Day in USA in 2023
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Dates of National Astronaut Day
2024 USA Sunday, May 5thNational Astronaut Day
2023 USA Friday, May 5thNational Astronaut Day
2022 USA Thursday, May 5thNational Astronaut Day
2021 USA Wednesday, May 5thNational Astronaut Day
2020 USA Tuesday, May 5thNational Astronaut Day
Summary
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National Astronaut Day has been celebrated on May 5th since 2016. The day commemorates the first time an American, Alan Shepard, went to space.

Alan Shepard. (November 18, 1923 – July 21, 1998) was an American astronaut, naval aviator, test pilot, and businessman. In 1961, he became the second person and the first American to travel into space, and in 1971, he walked on the Moon.

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