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Alan Shepard begins the space race... In a Florida newspaper...



Item # 680713

May 05, 1961

ORLANDO EVENING STAR, Florida, May 5, 1961  The very large, bold banner headline above the masthead proclaims America's entry into the space race, reading: "SHEP DID IT!" noting America's first astronaut's journey into space aboard the spacecraft "Freedom 7". From beginning to end the journey was all of 21 minutes.
The front page includes a large photos captioned: "Spaceman Arrives To Board His Vehicle", another photo of: "Alan B. Shepard Jr....U.S. spaceman", and a smaller photo of the spaceship taking off. All of the text on the front page deals with America's first manned space flight.
Not only a great issue on the very beginning of of manned flight for the United States, but terrific to have in a Florida newspaper--Orlando being not far from Cape Canaveral.
This issue is complete in 32 pages and is in simply excellent condition.

Item from Catalog 310 (released for September, 2021)...

Item from Catalog 311 (released for October, 2021)...

Category: The 20th Century