Flashback: The First American in Space, Alan Shepard, 5/5/61

May 5th, 2011, 11:00 am by Greg

Fifty years ago at 9:34am, Alan Shepard became the first of the original Mercury astronauts to fly in space on board Freedom 7. His sub-orbital flight lasted 15 minutes and 28 seconds.

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