Flight Operations Manual, Freedom 7

This small manual contained checklists for both normal and emergency flight operations for the flight of Alan Shepard, the First American astronaut to reach space. His suborbital Mercury flight occured on May 5, 1961, aboard the "Freedom 7" spacecraft.

Gift of Alan B. Shepard Jr.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
McDonnell Aircraft

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
Apollo to the Moon

Type
EQUIPMENT-Miscellaneous

Materials
Paper
Ink
Stainless Steel
Copper Alloy
Dimensions
3-D (Closed): 12.7 x 17.8cm (5 x 7 in.)

This small manual contained checklists for both normal and emergency flight operations for the flight of Alan Shepard, the First American astronaut to reach space. His suborbital Mercury flight occured on May 5, 1961, aboard the "Freedom 7" spacecraft.

Gift of Alan B. Shepard Jr.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
McDonnell Aircraft

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
Apollo to the Moon

Type
EQUIPMENT-Miscellaneous

Materials
Paper
Ink
Stainless Steel
Copper Alloy
Dimensions
3-D (Closed): 12.7 x 17.8cm (5 x 7 in.)

ID: A19670174000