Shepard's Prayer

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Shepard's Prayer is attributed to Mercury Seven astronaut Alan B. Shepard, the first American in space. It is usually quoted as "Dear Lord, please don't let me fuck up", although Shepard claimed the words to be "Don't fuck up, Shepard".[1]


  1. ^ Cranford Teague, Jason (5 May 2011). "50 Years of Americans in Space: Remembering Alan Shepard". WIRED. Retrieved 6 November 2018.