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English: Launching of flight Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3), the first U.S. manned space flight, from Cape Canaveral on May 5, 1961, on a sub-orbital mission.
Español: Lanzamiento del Mercurio 3 el 5 de mayo de 1961 con el astronauta Alan Shepard, primer estadounidense en llegar al espacio. El vuelo suborbital duró 15 minutos y 28 segundos. La cápsula espacial Freedom 7 alcanzó una altura de 170 kilómetros y cayó finalmente en el Océano Atlántico a 450 km del sitio de lanzamiento Cabo Cañaveral en Florida.
Date 5 May 1961
Source NASA photograph. Low-resolution version available from Johnson Space Centre's Digital Image Collection. High-resolution version not listed on NASA photo archive sites, but available at the Project Apollo Archive via (section Pre-Apollo, entry S61-1927). Image file is NASA-hosted.
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