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Astronauts: Alan Shepard, May 1961: 1-16

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    Digital Identifier:
    JFKPOF-096-005
    Title:
    Astronauts: Alan Shepard, May 1961: 1-16
    Date(s) of Materials:
    1961: 30 April-16 May
    Folder Description:
    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 in this folder include a memorandum containing motorcade assignments for a public ceremony honoring the Project Mercury team and congratulatory correspondence between President Kennedy and foreign heads of state, including Soviet Union Premier Nikita Khrushchev, French President General Charles de Gaulle, and Gamal Abdel Nasser, President of Egypt and the United Arab Republic. This folder contains some foreign language material.
    Extent:
    114 digital pages
    Collection:
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.
    Finding Aid | Digitized Content
    Series Number:
    08.
    Series Name:
    Subjects.
    Preferred Citation:
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files. Subjects. Astronauts: Alan Shepard, May 1961: 1-16
    Physical Description:
    114 digital pages
    Media Type:
    Paper
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