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    Astronauts: Alan Shepard, May 1961: 1-16
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.1961: 30 April-16 May

    This folder contains materials collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, concerning Rear Admiral Alan Bartlett Shepard Jr.'s 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 to space. Materials...

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    Astronauts: Alan Shepard, 1961: 17 May-2 June
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.1961: 5 May-2 June

    This folder contains materials collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, concerning Rear Admiral Alan Bartlett Shepard Jr.'s 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 to space. Materials ...

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    KN-C17739. Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson Views the Lift-off of Astronaut Cmdr. Alan B. Shepard, Jr., on the First US Manned Sub-orbital Flight
    White House Photographs5 May 1961

    Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson stands by television to watch the lift-off of astronaut Commander Alan B. Shepard, Jr. aboard "Freedom 7," on the first US manned sub-orbital flight. Office of the President’s Secretary (Evelyn Lincoln), White House, Washington, D.C.

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