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On May 5, 1961, Alan Shepard became the first American in space. October 23, 1961, Shepard attended the ceremony when Freedom 7 was presented to the Smithsonian Institution.

Astronaut Alan Shepard peers inside the Mercury "'Freedom spacecraft which he flew on May The spacecraft was presented to the Smithsonian on October and placed on display in the Aircraft Building in the South Yard by the Smithsonian Castle.

July 11, 1979: The empty NASA Skylab spacecraft returned to Earth. Skylab was the United States first space station and orbited the Earth 2,476 times during 171 days and 13 hours.

July The empty NASA Skylab spacecraft returned to Earth. Skylab was the United States first space station and orbited the Earth times during 171 days and 13 hours.

PHOTOS: Sputnik Anniversary Spotlights 25 Spaceflight Firsts

PHOTOS: Sputnik Anniversary Spotlights 25 Spaceflight Firsts

First American In Space May 1961 Alan Shepard, Jr. naval aviator and NASA astronaut, became the first American to travel into space aboard the Freedom 7 capsule.

Alan Shepard gears up for his flight as the first American in space. May 5, 1961. (photo: from the Jacqueline Cochran Papers, Federation Aeronautique International Series.  National Archives ID #7065300)

Alan Shepard gears up for his flight as the first American in space. May This photo from the holdings of the Eisenhower Library shows astronaut Shepard preparing for his record setting flight.

Alan Shepard, the second person in space and the first American to travel in space

1963 - Astronaut Alan Shepard in Mercury flight suit. Astronaut Alan B. Shepard was one of the original seven astronauts for Mercury Project selected by NASA in silver space suit, Mid-Century Space Race photography.

Spacesuit was worn by Apollo 14 Commander Alan Shepard. Apollo 14 launched on January 31, 1971 carrying astronauts Alan Shepard, Edgar Mitchell, and Stuart Roosa on a mission to land on the Moon in the Fra Mauro region, the intended landing site of the aborted Apollo 13 mission.

Alan Shepard wore this extravehicular suit on the Apollo 14 mission in Photo by Mark Avino/Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum.

NASA Apollo 14 Lunar Module parked on the Moon surface which delivered Dr. Edgar Mitchell and Alan Shepard to...

“Antares” on the Fra Mauro Highlands “ A front view of the Apollo 14 Lunar Module “Antares”, which reflects a circular flare caused by the brilliant sun. The unusual ball of light was said by the.

Apollo 14---Lift Off January 31, 1971 from Kennedy Space Center, Florida w/"Big Al" Shepard, America's First Man in Space in Command. Next Stop: Fra Mauro Highlands, Earth's moon

Apollo 14 blasts off from Cape Canaveral, seen from a fisheye camera on the tower, 31 January

<b>Alan Shepard at the Launchpad, 1961</b>; Alan Shepard strides toward his vessel, Freedom 7, to be first American into space.

These Are the Most Iconic Photos in Space Travel History

<b>Alan Shepard at the Launchpad, 1961</b>; Alan Shepard strides toward his vessel, Freedom 7, to be first American into space.

May 5th 1961: Alan Shepard became the first American in space in this Mercury capsule. He named it "Freedom 7," the number signifying the seven Mercury astronauts. Launched on a Redstone rocket, Shepard and his capsule reached an altitude of 116 miles (186 kilometers). The suborbital flight lasted 15 minutes and 28 seconds.

The Mercury 'Freedom capsule in which Alan Shepard became the first American in space on May 1961 (currently on loan to Sudds Library)

On the morning of May 5, 1961, astronaut Alan Shepard crawled into the cramped Mercury capsule, "Freedom 7," at Launch Complex 5 at Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The slender, 82-foot-tall Mercury-Redstone rocket rose from the launch pad at 9:34 a.m. EST, sending Shepard on a remarkably successful, 15-minute suborbital flight.

Launch of Freedom the first American manned suborbital space flight. Astronaut Alan Shepard aboard, the Mercury-Redstone rocket is launched from Pad Photo Courtesy NASA.

Mercury Spacecraft, designed and built by McDonnell, St. Louis for NASA. Signed by the six astronauts who flew in the Mercury program: Alan B Shepard, Gus Grissom, J H Glenn, Jr., Scott Carpenter, Wally Schirra and Gordon Cooper.

Mercury Spacecraft, designed and built by McDonnell, St. Louis for NASA. Signed by the six astronauts who flew in the Mercury program

liberty bell 7 Grissom's Capsule recovered from sea bottom

liberty bell 7 Grissom's Capsule recovered from sea bottom/// Kansas Cosmosphere, if your on or in Kansas go to Hutchinson. Apollo 13 and Gus Grissom's Friendship 7 are there. There is also a Gemini capsule.

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