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Astronaut Alan Shepard onboard helicopter after recovery of Mercury capsule

1961-05-05

NASA

NASA
Washington, DC, United States

S88-31383 (5 May 1961) --- Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr., Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3) pilot, jokes with doctors while in-flight between the U.S. Navy Carrier Champlain and the Grand Bahama Islands. Shepard is the first American in space with the successful completion of the 15-minute suborbital mission. Photo credit: NASA or National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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  • Title: Astronaut Alan Shepard onboard helicopter after recovery of Mercury capsule
  • Date Created: 1961-05-05
  • Rights: JSC
  • Album: rlobrie1

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