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Astronaut Alan Shepard receives MASA Distinguished Service award

1961-05-07

NASA

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Washington, DC, United States

S88-31387 (8 May 1961) --- President John F. Kennedy (left) congratulates NASA's Distinguished Service Medal Award recipient astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. in a Rose Garden ceremony on May 8, 1961, at the White House. Vice-President Lyndon B. Johnson, NASA Administrator James E. Webb and several NASA astronauts are in the background. Three days earlier, Shepard made history with a 15-minute suborbital space mission in the Freedom 7, Mercury-Redstone 3 spacecraft. Photo credit: NASA

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  • Title: Astronaut Alan Shepard receives MASA Distinguished Service award
  • Date Created: 1961-05-07
  • Rights: JSC
  • Album: rlobrie1

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