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Flight Operations Manual, Freedom 7

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This object is on display in the Apollo to the Moon exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.

Collection Item Summary:

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.

Collection Item Long Description:

Title

Alan Shepard's Training Manual

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Manufacturer

Credit Line

Gift of Alan B. Shepard Jr.

Materials

  • Paper
  • Ink
  • Stainless Steel
  • Copper Alloy

Dimensions

3-D (Closed): 12.7 × 3.5 × 17.8cm (5 × 1 3/8 × 7 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

EQUIPMENT-Miscellaneous

Inventory Number

A19670174000