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Remarks at the Presentation of NASA's Distinguished Service Medal to Astronaut Alan B. Shepard, 8 May 1961

WH-029-003
Remarks at the Presentation of NASA's Distinguished Service Medal to Astronaut Alan B. Shepard, 8 May 1961
8 May 1961
1 audio tape/reel (7 minutes)
Public Domain
Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s remarks at the presentation of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Distinguished Service Medal to astronaut Alan Shepard in the White House Rose Garden. In his remarks President Kennedy congratulates Commander Shepard on his successful completion of the Mercury-Redstone 3 test flight (also known as the Freedom 7), during which Shepard became the first American to make a suborbital flight in space. The President also discusses the national and international significance of the flight. The recording includes remarks from Commander Shepard.
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Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of the Chief Signal Officer. White House Army Signal Agency. (05/01/1954 - 1962)