Freedom 7 Pin
Freedom 7 Pin



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freedom7.JPG - 12962 Bytes This is a commemorative pin of the first American in space back in 1961.
Back in the days when we thought of NASA, we thought of Cape Canaveral.
A time when we looked at space as the greatest adventure, rather than an almost routine occurrence.
To see an enlarged image of the pin click here.
This pin has been with me since I was born. With all the moves and things that have happen to me over the years the fact that somehow the pin has managed to stay with me, to me, is as amazing as the many changes that have happened in the world.

For those that are curious about the Freedom 7 mission:
Mission Name: Freedom 7 MR-3 (18)
Crew        : Alan B. Shepard, Jr
Date        : May 5, 1961
Launch Time : May 5, 1961 9:34am EST
Altitude    : 116.5 statute miles
Orbits      : 0
Duration    : 0 Days, 0 hours, 15 min, 28 seconds
Distance    : 303 statute miles
Velocity    : 5,134 mph
Max Q       : 580 psf
Max G       : 11
For more information on The Mercury Project and the First manned & unmanned space missions:
click here to visit NASA's Mercury project pages

For trivia buffs the first words spoken in space by a human, were:
"I see Earth. It is so beautiful!".
Spoken by Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin (CCCP - former soviet union) during his 108-minute orbit around the Earth on April 12, 1961.




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