View Full Version : 50th Anniversary Ceremony Recreates First US Manned Spaceflight by Alan Shepard

2011-May-10, 09:40 PM
NASA celebrated the 50th anniversary of the first American manned spaceflight at a special ceremony on May 5, 2011 which recreated every moment of that short suborbital flight by the late Mercury astronaut Alan B. Shepard. The event unfolded from the very spot and launch pad where he blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force [...]

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2011-May-10, 09:43 PM
Very cool!

2011-May-10, 09:52 PM
JPL also (informally for now) named a crater on Mars after Freedom 7 (http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.cfm?release=2011-133).