Wednesday, May 5, 2021

NASA Vid: Launching The First American into Space

NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) uploaded this new video today, a celebration of astronaut Alan B. Shepard's spaceflight -- America's first.

Mercury-Redstone 3 "Freedom 7" launched 60 years ago today and its success was celebrated the world over, partly because the mission was broadcast/televised live, and not done in secrecy (Yuri Gagarin's Vostok 1 flight a few weeks earlier).

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