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Launching of the Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3) spacecraft from Cape Canaveral on a suborbital mission.

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Title

Launching of the Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3) spacecraft from Cape Canaveral on a suborbital mission.

Subject

NASA, African-American Human-Computers, Space Flight

Description

Launching of the Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3) spacecraft from Cape Canaveral on a suborbital mission -- the first U.S. manned spaceflight. The Mercury-Redstone 3 was the first United States human spaceflight, on May 5, 1961, piloted by astronaut Alan Shepard.

Creator

NASA or National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Date

5 May 1961

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Citation

NASA or National Aeronautics and Space Administration, “Launching of the Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3) spacecraft from Cape Canaveral on a suborbital mission.,” Human Computers at NASA, accessed June 23, 2017, http://omeka.macalester.edu/humancomputerproject/items/show/37.