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Freedom 7

Mission Number: MR-35 May 1961

Crew:
    Alan Shepard [1]

Backup Crew:
    John Glenn

Launch:
    Location: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
    Pad: LC-5
    Date: 5 May 1961
    Time: 14:34:13 UTC

Flight:
    Mission Duration: 15 minutes, 28 seconds
    Orbits: Suborbital
    Max. Altitude: 116.5 statute miles
    Max. Velocity: 5,180 mph

Landing:
    Date: 5 May 1961
    Time: 14:49:41 UTC

Recovery:
    Location: Atlantic Ocean (27° 13.7' N, 75° 53' W)
    Vessel: USS Lake Champlain (CVS-39)

This was the first US manned space shot.
Launch vehicle was a Redstone rocket.

The MR-3 capsule is currently located at the US Naval Academy College of Medicine in Annapolis, MD.

 


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