May 5, 1961, Alan Shepard in Spacesuit Before Mercury Launch

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Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr., in his silver pressure suit with the helmet visor closed, prepares for his Mercury Redstone 3 launch on May 5, 1961. Shepard’s Freedom 7 Mercury capsule lifted off at 9:34 a.m. and flew a suborbital trajectory lasting 15 minutes and 22 seconds. He became the first American to fly into space. via NASA http://ift.tt/24ukJja

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One response to “May 5, 1961, Alan Shepard in Spacesuit Before Mercury Launch

  1. Cool picture, it indeed already many years back!

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