View Full Version : Alan Shepard, Freedom 7: May 5, 1961

2009-May-05, 01:20 PM
48 years ago today, the US launched their first human to space. Alan Shepard flew on Mercury 3, a suborbital mission with a duration of only 15 minutes and 28 seconds. Shepard’s ship, Freedom 7, reached an altitude of 116.5 statute miles (186.4 km) and flew a distance of 303 statute miles (485 km). [...]

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2009-May-05, 08:10 PM
"My name...José Jiménez..." :lol: