Freedom 7 Recovery

     

Freedom 7 Recovery

This photo depicts the recovery of the Freedom 7 (MR-3) capsule by a U.S. Marine helicopter. The MR-3 mission successfully placed the first American astronaut, Alan Shepard, in space for 15-1/2 minutes and returned safely to Earth on May 5, 1961.

Image Number: WEB11451-2010
Credit: NASA
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