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Alan B. Shepard 50th Anniversary of the Mercury 3 Flight

Mercury-Redstone 3 was a U.S. Mercury program manned space mission launched on May 5, 1961 using a Redstone rocket. The Mercury spacecraft was named Freedom 7 which performed a suborbital flight piloted by astronaut Alan Shepard, who became the first American in space. The flight lasted less than 16 minutes and attained an altitude of just over 187 kilometres (116 mi).

The commemorative embroidered patch will be available before the anniversary date of May 5th and can be preordered from the Spaceboosters Online Store. Mercury 3 Commemorative Embroidered Patch.

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March 26, 2011 - Posted by | Commemorative Space Patch, Space Patches | , , , ,

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