Button, Alan Shepard

Button, Alan Shepard

     

This pin celebrated the May 5, 1961 suborbital flight of Alan Shepard, the first American astronaut in space. Shepard's 15-minute 22-second flight aboard a Mercury-Redstone marked the first successful human spaceflight for NASA's Project Mercury. Timothy Connelly donated this pin and ribbon collected by his father, an avid button collector, to the National Collection in 2005.

Gift of Timothy Connelly

Country of Origin
United States

Type
MEMORABILIA-Events

Materials
Metal straight pin button with fabric ribbon
Dimensions
2-D - Unframed (H x W) (Ribbon): 10.2 x 3.5cm (4 in. x 1 3/8 in.)
2-D - Unframed (H x W) (Button): 4.4cm (1 3/4 in. dia.)

This pin celebrated the May 5, 1961 suborbital flight of Alan Shepard, the first American astronaut in space. Shepard's 15-minute 22-second flight aboard a Mercury-Redstone marked the first successful human spaceflight for NASA's Project Mercury. Timothy Connelly donated this pin and ribbon collected by his father, an avid button collector, to the National Collection in 2005.

Gift of Timothy Connelly

Country of Origin
United States

Type
MEMORABILIA-Events

Materials
Metal straight pin button with fabric ribbon
Dimensions
2-D - Unframed (H x W) (Ribbon): 10.2 x 3.5cm (4 in. x 1 3/8 in.)
2-D - Unframed (H x W) (Button): 4.4cm (1 3/4 in. dia.)

ID: A20050480000