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:
Alan Shepard's Training Manual
National Air and Space Museum
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
Gift of Alan B. Shepard Jr.
- Stainless Steel
- Copper Alloy
3-D (Closed): 12.7 × 3.5 × 17.8cm (5 × 1 3/8 × 7 in.)
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Country of Origin
United States of America