Wearing a white cloche hat and a beige and white checked coat, Mrs. Shepard was?
Mrs. Shepard and parents by plane.
Astronauts come down - last is Shepard.
Shepard greets wife, shakes hands with father.
Shepard makes speech.
TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 4: Mr. Alan B. Shepard: "It is my plan to make a few remarks at this point, and on behalf of Mr. Gilruth and Mr. Williams on Project Mercury on behalf of the Project Mercury team, and on behalf of the seven Astronauts, I want to thank you all here at Andrews Air Force Base very much for this wonderful welcome. We have sort of been in seclusion for a few days but we have learned that the world and the United States is pretty pleased at what we all have done and we want you to know that we're very pleased to be able to come back today and tell you all about it. Thank you very much.
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Background: Wearing a white cloche hat and a beige and white checked coat, Mrs. Shepard was waiting as the plane carrying her husband taxied into Andrews Air Base near Washington May 7. Close members of Shepard's and his wife's family gathered on the runway as the plane taxied to a stop. In the group with Mrs. Shepard were the Astronaut's parents, retired Army Col. and Mrs. Alan B. Shepard.
Soon after he left the aircraft the astronaut said: