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50 Years Ago: Alan Shepard, First American in Space

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Published on May 2, 2011

Presented by http://collectSPACE.com -- The Source for Space History and Artifacts.

On May 5, 1961, Mercury astronaut Alan B. Shepard, Jr. made history, becoming the first American in space with a 15-minute suborbital flight in his Freedom 7 caspsule.

Credit: NASA

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