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Alan Shepard is the first American in space....



Item # 645695

May 6, 1961

THE DETROIT FREE PRESS, May 6, 1961 

* Astronaut Alan Shepard
* 1st American in space
* Mercury-Redstone 3 - Freedom 7


The two line banner headline announces: "HERO'S WELCOME MAPPED AT CAPITAL FOR SHEPARD" with subheads and two related photos. (see). More on the following pages. This was America's entry in the manned space flight race with the Soviet Union.
Complete with all 24 pages, small binding holes along the spine, a few library stamps in the masthead, otherwise nice.

Category: The 20th Century

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