Laura Shepard Churchley Biography

Laura Shepard Churchley is a popular American personality. She is an astronaut and the daughter of a famous American NASA astronaut named Alan Shepard. Laura’s father Alan Shepard became the first American in space since it was first achieved by Soviet Yuri Gagarin in 1961.

Early Life

Laura Shepard Churchley was born in 1946/47 in Evergreen, Colorado, United States. As of 2021, Laura is 74 years old. Laura Shepard was brought up in Evergreen, Colorado, United States by her famous parents. Laura Shepard is an aspiring internet personality who has been recently in the news because she is flying to space and back on the next blue-origin flight. Laura’s mother’s name is Louise. It is not known whether her parents exist or not. Laura Churchley was brought up along with her only sibling Julie. Laura’s parents adopted their niece when she was 5 years old. She is named Alice. Laura completed her school, college, and graduation in Evergreen, United States.

Laura Shepard Churchley Career

She is an American NASA astronaut who is all set to go to space with Blue Origin. The next flight will be launched on 9th December 2021. Laura Shepard Churchley is one of the six tourists on the Next Blue Origin Space flight. This flight is going to be launched after two successful crewed flights. This would be the third passenger liftoff. It will be launched at 15:00 UTC. It will be Shepard’s third human flight in the year 2021. The flight is all set to launch, being the sixth for the program in 2021, and 19th in history.

The flight will carry six astronauts to space for the first time. Laura Shepard Churchley currently serves as the “Chair of the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Board of Trustees”. The foundation raises funds for students and the mentoring of scholars who want to pursue their careers and research in STEM.

Laura Shepard Churchley Biography

Real Name Laura Shepard Churchley
Birth Date 1947
Age (as of 2021) 74 Years
Birth Place Wilmington, Delaware, United States
Nationality American
Profession Blue Origin Passengers
Religion Christianity
Sun sign

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 8” – in Centimeters – 172 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 65 kg  –  in Pounds –  1143 lbs
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Brown
Body Type Average


Father Alan Shepard
Mother Louise Brewer
Sister Julie Shepard, Alice Shepard


School St Louis School

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Who is her husband? Frederick William Churchley III
Children Six

Personal Life

Laura Shepard Chruchley is married to Frederick William Churchley III. They both share children together. They together make a happily married couple. However, the names of the children have not been revealed yet.

Laura Shepard Churchley Net Worth

Laura Shepard Chruchley is surely earning millions. Seeing her achievements and successful life, it can be predicted that she might be earning a luxurious lifestyle. She is the daughter of famous NASA personality Alan Shepard. She adores the way her father got all the success during his career. Shepard is the proud daughter of a proud father.


  • Laura spares her leisure time for doing some of her favorite activities including traveling, singing, dancing, and space research.
  • She is the daughter of famous personality Alan Shapard, the first American who went to space and became the fifth person to walk on the moon.
  • The idea of going on a Blue Origin rocket to space came up when she was celebrating the 50th anniversary of Apollo 14th trip after her father made his successful journey to the moon.
  • The spacecraft of Blue Origin was given the name “New Shepard”.
  • She is currently taking her training at the start of December ahead of her journey to space. She has already sent her measurements for the project.

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  1. Laura, Good to see you doing so well. I remember when we went to Principia together at the time when your Dad went up into space. Good memories of those days still remain in my heart. If you remember in 1962 I moved to CA and I’m still in the same town 57 years later. Blessings to you Dear & Yours, Tim


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