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Astronauts: Alan Shepard, 1961: 17 May-2 June

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    Digital Identifier:
    JFKPOF-096-006
    Title:
    Astronauts: Alan Shepard, 1961: 17 May-2 June
    Date(s) of Materials:
    1961: 5 May-2 June
    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 press release from NBC concerning programming related to Shepard's flight; a letter from Julia A. and Russell P. Brewer, the parents of Shepard's wife, Louise; and congratulatory correspondence between President Kennedy and foreign heads of state, including Chancellor Konrad Adenauer of the Federal Republic of Germany, Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru of India, and Willy Brandt, Mayor of Berlin. This folder contains some foreign language material.
    Extent:
    82 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, 1961: 17 May-2 June
    Physical Description:
    82 digital pages
    Media Type:
    Paper
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