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Medal, Commemorative, Alan Shepard, Freedom 7

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This object is on display in the James S. McDonnell Space Hangar room at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.

Collection Item Summary:

This Alan Shepard commemorative medal was designed by the Italian sculptor, Constantino Affer. As part of the Project Mercury program, Alan Shepard was the first American to fly in space on May 25, 1961. His suborbital flight in the Freedom 7 capsule lasted just over 15 minutes.

Space medal collector Thomas Becker donated this medal to the National Collection in 1972.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Rights

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

Designer

Constantino Affer

Credit Line

Gift of Thomas Becker

Materials

Bronze with silver coating.

Dimensions

3-D: 4.4cm (1 3/4 in.)

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National Air and Space Museum Collection

Country of Origin

Italy

Type

MEMORABILIA-Events

Inventory Number

A19731535000