Sunday, May 6, 2018

Today In Space Travel History

May 5, 1961....Freedom 7 launches atop a Redstone rocket marking the first American human spaceflight. The successful 15-minute, suborbital flight brought American pride after a slow start with several humiliating public rocket failures in the newly formed space agency-NASA. The Mercury capsule is piloted by Alan Shepard who, 10 years later, would be walking on the Moon on Apollo 14.


From the excellent program from HBO - From The Earth To The Moon


csmith2884 said...

Thanks for the clip, have to watch that show again

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

Or the Right Stuff. That is a great telling of that same time in History.