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S61-01928 (5 May 1961) --- Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3), the United States' first manned spaceflight, is launched from Cape Canaveral on a suborbital mission. Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. was the pilot of the Mercury spacecraft, designated Freedom

Curator: Kim Dismukes | Responsible NASA Official: Amiko Kauderer | Updated: 03/14/2011
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