"Freedom 7"' Displayed in Air and Space Building

ID: 2003-19533 or A-48770

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1961

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 58, Folder: 5

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Summary

Alan B. Shepard, Jr., peers into the window of the Mercury "'Freedom 7"' spacecraft which he flew on May 5, 1961. The spacecraft was presented to the Smithsonian on October 23, 1961, and placed on display in the temporary metal building used as the Air Museum Building of the National Air and Space Museum in the South Yard.

Author

Unknown

Subject

  • Shepard, Alan B (Alan Bartlett) 1923-
  • National Air and Space Museum
  • Project Mercury (U.S.)

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 58, Folder: 5

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

1961

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Exhibitions
  • Space flight
  • Astronautics
  • Freedom 7
  • Space vehicles
  • Astronauts

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Interior
  • Person, candid

ID Number

2003-19533 or A-48770

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Interior; Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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