Tuesday, May 5, 2009

It was 48 years ago today

It was 48 years ago today that Alan Shepard -- a good son of New England -- climbed into Freedom 7 and took the first suborbital flight in space.

Freedom 7 - May 5, 1961 from Mark Gray on Vimeo.

It's interesting to me that his instrument panel appears to be nowhere close to what now populates most RVs.

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