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Space Freedom 7

Discussion in 'Tech, Science, and Space' started by Robby, May 5, 2010.

  1. Robby

    Robby The Robot

    Jul 28, 2004
    NASA Picture Of The Day
    Freedom 7


    On May 5, 1961, at 9:34am EST NASA astronaut Alan Shepard launched about his Mercury Redstone spacecraft, nicknamed Freedom 7, to become the first American in space. In this image, fellow astronaut Gus Grissom wishes a suited Alan Shepard a safe flight just before insertion into the craft. The flight lasted 15 minutes, 28 seconds and traveled a distance of 303 statute miles. Image Credit: NASA (More at NASA Picture Of The Day)

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