First American Astronaut in Space

In a newsreel clip, the first American in space, Alan B. Shephard Jr., lifted off aboard the Mercury capsule Freedom VII on May 8, 1961.

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First American Astronaut in Space

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Program ID:
51947-1
Category:
Vignette
Format:
Vignette
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 31, 1993 | 11:52am EST | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Apr 10, 2008 | 2:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Oct 31, 1993 | 11:52am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 31, 1993 | 5:22pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 31, 1993 | 8:43pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 09, 2008 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 10, 2008 | 2:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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