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Scott Carpenter waves to spectators from a vintage Chevrolet Corvette during a commemorative parade in Cocoa Beach.

NASA

NASA
Washington, DC, United States

Retired Mercury 7 astronaut Scott Carpenter waves to spectators from a vintage Chevrolet Corvette during a commemorative parade in Cocoa Beach, Fla.

A group of current and retired NASA astronauts gathered in Cocoa Beach to commemorate NASA’s 50 years of accomplishments and to honor astronaut Alan Shepard’s Mercury/Freedom 7 suborbital flight May 5, 1961.The event was marked by a parade, with the astronauts riding in a fleet of Chevrolet Corvettes that corresponded with the time period of their space missions. Members of the Cape Kennedy Corvette Club, a group established in 1967, escorted almost two dozen astronauts or their family representatives in club members' cars. The Corvette parade started at the glass bank building, at 9:34 a.m. EDT, the same time Shepard launched into space. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett

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  • Title: Scott Carpenter waves to spectators from a vintage Chevrolet Corvette during a commemorative parade in Cocoa Beach.
  • Location: Cape Canaveral, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
  • About Title: To help you find images you’re searching for, previously untitled images have been labelled automatically based on their description

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