Sixty years ago, on May 5, 1961, NASA astronaut Alan Shepard Jr. launched on the Freedom 7 mission, powered by a Mercury-Redstone rocket to become the first American in space. Shepard’s flight lasted 15 minutes, 22 seconds. He later made it to the Moon on Apollo 14.
Apollo 14: ‘A Wild Place Up Here’
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Apollo 12: The Pinpoint Mission
Alan Parsons’ “Eye in the Sky” message to Luca
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