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ISBN: 3319011553 / ISBN-13: 9783319011554

Freedom 7: The Historic Flight of Alan B. Shepard, Jr.

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This book details the almost forgotten story of the first manned U. S. spaceflight, Freedom 7, flown by Cdr. Alan Shepard, Jr., for NASA. It examines ... Show synopsis

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  • Freedom 7: The Historic Flight of Alan B. Shepard, Jr. (Springer) – Trade paperback (2013)
    by Colin Burgess

    Freedom 7: The Historic Flight of Alan B. Shepard, Jr.

    Trade paperback, Springer
    2013
    English
    2014 ed.
    266 pages

    ISBN: 3319011553
    ISBN-13: 9783319011554

    Inevitably, there are times in a nation's history when its hopes, fears and confidence in its own destiny appear to hinge on the fate of a single person. One of these pivotal moments occurred on the early morning of May 5, 1961, when a 37-year-old test pilot squeezed himself into the confines of the tiny Mercury spacecraft that he had named Freedom 7. On that historic day, U.S. Navy Commander Alan Shepard carried with him the hopes, prayers, and anxieties of a nation as his Redstone rocket blasted free of the launch pad at ... Show more

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