Knife, Pocket, Freedom 7

Personal pocket knife made of steal. The letters U.S. are engraved on the knife.

This pocket knife was part of the survival kit in Freedom 7, the first Mercury mission, in which Alan Shepard became the first American in space. In the event of a landing outside the primary landing area, Mercury astronauts carried a variety of survival equipment aboard their spacecraft.

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Eric Long

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Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum


Equipment; Human Spaceflight; Space

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