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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY IN 1969

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At 10:56 p.m. EDT, American astronaut
Neil Armstrong (above),
240,000 miles from Earth, spoke these words to more than a
billion people listening at home: “That’s one small step for
man, one giant leap for mankind.” Stepping off the lunar
landing module Eagle, Armstrong became the first human to
walk on the surface of the moon.

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FIRST AMERICAN TO WALK IN SPACE ~ 1965


On June 3, 1965, 120 miles above the Earth, Major Edward H. White
II opened the hatch of the Gemini 4 and stepped out of the capsule, becoming the first American astronaut to walk in space (above). He
was attached to the craft by a 25-foot tether and controlling his movements with  a hand-held oxygen jet-propulsion gun, White
remained outside the capsule for just over 20 minutes. As a space
walker,
White had been preceded by Soviet cosmonaut Aleksei A. Leonov,
who on March 18, 1965, was the first man ever to walk in space.

 

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Edward Higgins White II
(November 14, 1930 – January 27, 1967)

White died on January 27, 1967, alongside astronauts Virgil “Gus” Grissom and Roger B. Chaffee in a fire during pre-launch testing
for Apollo 1 at
Cape Canaveral, Florida. He was awarded the
NASA Distinguished Service Medal for his flight in Gemini 4
and
posthumously awarded the Congressional Space Medal of
Honor

 

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY IN 1962

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From Cape Canaveral, Florida, John Herschel Glenn Jr (above).
was
successfully launched into space aboard the Friendship 7
spacecraft (above) on the first orbital flight by an American
astronaut. 

 

Glenn, a decorated lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps,
was among the seven men chosen by the National Aeronautics
and Space Administration (NASA) in 1959 to become the first
American astronauts.

 

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY IN 1961

Alan Shepard Signed Large Mercury-Redstone 3 (Freedom 7) Launch ...
Launching of the Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3) rocket from Cape
Canaveral on astronaut Alan B. Shepard’s Freedom 7 suborbital
mission.
 


From Cape Canaveral,
Florida, Navy Commander Alan Bartlett Shepard Jr.
is launched into space aboard the Freedom 7 space capsule, becoming the
first American astronaut to travel into space. The suborbital flight, which
lasted 15 minutes and reached a height of 116 miles into the atmosphere,
was a major triumph for NASA, the National Aeronautics and Space
Administration.

Mercury-Redstone 3 (Freedom 7) | NASA

Shepard stands behind a chair wearing a blue suit. In the background is an American flag.
Alan Bartlett Shepard Jr. (November 18, 1923 – July 21, 1998)

Mercury "Freedom 7" capsule in which Alan Shepard became the first ...

The circular patch depicts a Mercury capsule and a map of Florida, indicating the ballistic path of the capsule into the Atlantic Ocean. The words say: "Mercury 3 – Shepard – Freedom 7"

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