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Alan Shepard

Pre-printed  Signature (Not Autopen)

10 x  8  Vintage B/W NASA Glossy Photograph

NASA  No.  M19A

1960

A wonderful original 1960 vintage photograph with Alan's pre-printed signature. Very nice on this well know portrait.

This fine vintage NASA glossy photograph is in good condition. G-

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MR-3 Launch And Alan Shepard

10  x  8   B/W  Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.  S-62-1151

A wonderful PR photograph showing the MR-3 launch and Alan's a official NASA portrait as a insert.

This fine vintage photograph is in very good condition, near mint.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Alan Shepard In Full Pressure Suite

10  x  8   B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.   S-61-220

1961

Alan Shepard in poses in full Mercury Pressure Suite.

This fine vintage glossy NASA photograph is in good condition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MR-3 Pilot Alan Shepard

10  x  8   B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.   61-MR3-66

1961

A very nice publicity shot of Al in full spacesuit.

On the back is a full page Bio of Alan up to 1961 in the familiar purple mimeograph print.

This fine vintage glossy NASA photograph is in very good condition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MR-3 Shepard Centrifuge Training

10  x  8   B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.   S-63-11194

July 1963

Astronaut Alan Shepard approaches the world's largest centrifuge at Johnsville, Pa. The centrifuge can accelerate from a dead stop to ver 170 miles per hour in seven seconds.

This fine vintage glossy NASA photograph is in very good condition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MR-3 Pilot Al Shepard Suiting Up Operations

10  x  8  Colour Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.  S-63-2078

25 March 1963

This fine photo was taken during Suiting Up Operations in Hangar S at the Cape when Al was backup pilot for the MA-9 mission.

This very fine vintage NASA glossy photograph is in very good condition and printed on heavy 'A Kodak Paper'.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MR-3 Pilot Al Shepard Suiting Up Operations #2

10  x  8  Colour Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.  S-63-2080

25 March 1963

This fine photo was taken during Suiting Up Operations in Hangar S at the Cape when Al was backup pilot for the MA-9 mission.

This very fine vintage NASA glossy photograph is in very good condition and printed on heavy 'A Kodak Paper'.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MR-3 Pilot Al Shepard Suiting Up Operations #3

10  x  8  Colour Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.  S-63-2079

25 March 1963

This fine photo was taken during Suiting Up Operations in Hangar S at the Cape when Al was backup pilot for the MA-9 mission.

This very fine vintage NASA glossy photograph is in very good condition and printed on heavy 'A Kodak Paper'.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MR-3 Pilot Al Shepard Suiting Up Operations #4

10  x  8  Colour Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.  S-63-2077

25 March 1963

This fine photo was taken during Suiting Up Operations in Hangar S at the Cape when Al was backup pilot for the MA-9 mission. Al in fully suited and Gordon Cooper is lending a hand with final adjustments to his suit.

This very fine vintage NASA glossy photograph is in very good condition and printed on heavy 'A Kodak Paper'.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cooper Shows Shepard His Camera

10  x  8   B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.   63-MA9-54

May 1963

Gordon Cooper explains the 16mm handheld spacecraft camera, designed by J R Hereford, to his back-up pilot for the MA-9 mission.

This fine vintage glossy NASA photograph is in very good condition but has a bent upper right corner that is not very apparent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Alan Shepard In MA-9 Control Room

10  x  8   B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.   63-MA9-150

15 May 1963

Backup pilot for MA-9, Alan Shepard and Operations Director Walter C. Williams, monitors the progress of the MA-9 in Mercury Control Centre during the night of Wednesday 15 May 1963.

This very fine vintage glossy NASA photograph is in near mint condition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mercury Redstone-3 Flight Sequence

10  x  8   B/W  Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.  61-MR3-26

From lift off to splashdown, all the sequences of the up coming MR-3 flight with the first human passenger.

This fine vintage glossy NASA photograph is in very good condition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MR-3 Alan Shepard Pre-Flight Meeting

10  x  8   B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.   S-61-233

1961

Al seen during a MR-3 pre-flight meeting at MSC. The Mercury Communications Network map is seen behind Al. From the shape of the gentleman's head that Al is talking to, its my guess is that this is Chris Kraft, Assistant Chief Flight Operations Division NASA Manned Spacecraft Centre. Furthermore, Al has put on his best suit for the meeting, I would say that it was held at MSC in Houston which further supports my C. Kraft theory. Dress codes at the Cape were much more informal.

This could very well be the meeting where Al was informed he would be the first American in Space.

This fine vintage glossy NASA photograph is in very good condition. VG-

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Shepard Enters Completed Spacecraft

10  x  8   B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.   B-60-2028

1960

Alan Shepard is just about to enter the fully completed MR-3 spacecraft for the first time after all primary work has been completed inside Hangar S at the Cape. Note the plastic sheeting that was intended to make it a Clean-Room. the hand written sign on the front is asking you to remove your shoes before entering.

This fine vintage glossy NASA photograph is in good condition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Shepard Enters Completed Spacecraft #2

10  x  8   B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.   B-60-2037

1960

NASA technicians are helping Alan Shepard into his fully completed MR-3 spacecraft. Note the escape tower is attached. Here inside Hangar S at the Cape Al is in for a full day of Spacecraft checkout and mission procedure training. The MR-3 spacecraft is covered in plastic sheeting that was intended to make it a Clean-Room.

This fine vintage glossy NASA photograph is in good condition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MR-3 Alan Shepard During Centrifuge Training

10  x  8   B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.   G-60-2401

1960

Alan Shepard is ready for centrifuge training at Johnsville, Pa. The purpose of the training is to give the astronaut experience of spacecraft attitude and rate control.

This very fine vintage glossy NASA photograph is in near mint condition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Al Sheppard Helped into Capsule

10  x  8   B/W  Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.  LOD-61-1585

15 February 1961

Astronaut Al Sheppard is being helped into Capsule No.7 in Hanger S for Mercury Test #83.

This fine vintage glossy NASA photograph is in good condition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MR-3 Shepard Centrifuge Training

10  x  8   B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.   61-MR3-19

April 1961

Alan Shepard is just about to enter the capsule of the U.S. Navy's centrifuge at Johnsville, Pennsylvania.

This fine vintage glossy NASA photograph is in very good condition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MR-3 Water Egress Training

10  x  8   B/W  Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.  S-61-2498

1961

MR-3 Pilot Al Sheppard is being hoisted into the recovery helicopter during water egress training at Langley Field, VA. during training for his up coming sub-orbital space flight. Al is wearing his 20-pound full-pressure suit and the recovery procedure requires that the helicopter fasten on to the spacecraft and lowers a "horse-collar" which the spaceman fastens around his midsection after emerging from the spacecrafts side hatch. He is then hoisted onboard the recovery helicopter.

This fine vintage glossy NASA photograph is in very good condition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MR-3 Mercury Capsule #7 Mating

10  x  8   B/W  Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.  61-MR3-47

April 1961

Mercury Capsule #7 is being raised up the gantry to be mated to the Mercury Redstone-3 Booster for the first attempt to place a human in a sub-orbital trajectory in space.

This fine vintage glossy NASA photograph is in very good condition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MR-3 Al Shepard Helped Into Capsule

10  x  8   B/W  Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.  61-MR3-31

29 April 1961

McDonnell technician is seen helping Al into the Mercury Capsule for a full count down and flight simulation test to check out launch personnel, hardware and equipment.

This fine vintage glossy NASA photograph is in very good condition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Al Shepard During Flight Simulations

10  x  8  B/W  Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.  61-MR3-33

29 April 1961

Al is seen in the MR-3 Capsule during full count down and flight simulations. Al Shepard is the prime astronaut for the up coming MR-3 flight. This will be American's first attempt to launch a human into space.

This fine vintage glossy NASA photograph is in very good condition. VG+

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MR-3 Emergency Egress Test

10  x  8  B/W  Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.  61-MR3-46

29 April 1961

A fine view of Launch Complex-5 as seen from the blockhouse, showing Mercury Redstone-3, gantry and the Cherry Picker. This is one of the many "egress" tests run prior to launch. These test simulations are essential to assure Astronaut escape if a "on the pad abort" should occur.

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MR-3 Early Breakfast For Al And Glenn

10  x  8  B/W  Glossy NASA Photograph

5 May 1961

Its around 2 a.m. and Al looks like he could use another few hours of sleep. Air Force Captain Jean McKay, Dietician, serves a quick breakfast to Al and Back-up Pilot John Glenn. After this meal Al is due for his pre-flight physical examination with the good doctor William Douglas.

This fine vintage glossy NASA photograph is in very good condition. VG+

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MR-3 Al Sheppard Pre-Flight Physical

10  x  8   B/W  Glossy NASA Photograph

5 May 1961

Al Shepard receiving his physical examination by astronauts' physician, Dr. William Douglas, before his Mercury-Redstone MR-3 launch. Shortly afterwards, he was fitted in his space suit, rode to Pad #5, took the elevator to the 3rd level, and was soon on his way down the Atlantic Missile Range and the first American in space. 

This fine vintage photograph is in fair condition as there is some browning of the paper on the back and a bit has shown through to the front, around Al's shoulder only.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MR-3 Al Sheppard Pre-Flight Physical #2

10  x  8   B/W  Glossy NASA Photograph

5 May 1961

Al Shepard receiving his physical examination by astronauts' physician, Dr. William Douglas, before his Mercury-Redstone MR-3 launch. Shortly afterwards, he was fitted in his space suit, rode to Pad #5, took the elevator to the 3rd level, and was soon on his way down the Atlantic Missile Range and the first American in space. 

This fine vintage glossy NASA photograph is in good condition.

 

 

 

 

 

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MR-3 Al Sheppard Pre-Flight Physical #3

10  x  8   B/W  Glossy NASA Photograph

5 May 1961

Al is still with the good doctor Douglas and has his monitoring sensor pad in place. Al is undergoing a Eye Hand Coordination exam. The good doctor moves his pen and Al must click the button in has right hand when the pen reaches at a certain point.

This fine vintage glossy NASA photograph is in very good condition.

 

 

 

 

 

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MR-3 The Original 7 Breakfast With Al

10  x  8  B/W  Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.  116-KSC-61P-266

5 May 1961

All seven NASA Project Mercury Astronauts and Dr. Douglas join for breakfast on the morning of Astronaut Alan Shepard's sub-orbital flight. Facing the camera from left to right are Dr Douglas, John Glenn, Al Shepard, Scott Carpenter and Wally Schirra. With backs to camera are (L-R) Gordon Cooper, Gus Grissom and Deke Slayton.

This fine vintage glossy NASA photograph is in very good condition.

However, it has a few very small and light cracks along the bottom border which can only be seen using reflective light. The rest of the photograph is in such condition it makes up for these tiny flaws.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Shepard Suits Up For Launch

10  x  8   B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.   61-MR3-102

5 May 1961

Al Shepard is seen being suited up in his pressure suit with the help of Joe Schmitt. It is 2:45 a.m. 5 May 1961, and the long count down for launching the first American into space is underway. 

This fine vintage glossy NASA photograph is in very good condition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Shepard Suits Up For Launch #2

10  x  8   B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.   61-MR3-103A

5 May 1961

Al Shepard is seen being suited up in his space suit with the help of Joe Schmitt. It is 2:45 a.m. 5 May 1961, and the long count down for launching the first American into space is underway. 

This fine vintage glossy NASA photograph is in very good condition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MR-3 Shepard Final Suit Adjustment

10  x  8   B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.   61-MR3-77

5 May 1961

Astronaut Alan B. Shepard is seen with Joe Schmidt during his final pressure suite adjustments and checks.

This fine vintage glossy NASA photograph is in very good condition. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MR-3 Shepard Final Suit Checks

10  x  8   B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

5 May 1961

MR-3 Pilot Alan Shepard is seen with Joe Schmidt, Dr. Douglas and another suit technician during his final pressure suite adjustments and checks.

This fine vintage glossy NASA photograph is in very good condition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MR-3 Shepard Final Suit Checks #2

10  x  8   B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

5 May 1961

Astronaut Alan B. Shepard is seen during his final suit inflation test to insure a leak-proof fitting for his sub-orbital space flight.

This fine vintage glossy NASA photograph is in very good condition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Shepard Ready For Launch

10  x  8   B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.   61-MR3-64

5 May 1961

Astronaut Alan B. Shepard enjoys a joke with Joe Schmidt and Virgil Grissom just after suiting up for the MR-3 mission.

This fine vintage glossy NASA photograph is in very good condition. VG+

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mercury Redstone III Loxing On Pad 5

10  x  8   B/W  Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.  S-61-3158

5 May 1961

A Wonderful early morning view of Launch Complex 5 at the Cape. Al Shepard's MR-3 Redstone Launch Vehicle with Freedom 7 as a payload is seen during pre-flight preparations. Vapour is seen during loxing operations as the space rocket sits under spotlights at the Cape.

This fine vintage glossy NASA photograph is in very good condition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Shepard Enters Gantry Elevator

10  x  8   B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.  61-MR3-78

5 May 1961

Astronaut Alan B. Shepard enters the gantry elevator that will take him to the top of the Mercury-Redstone 3 for entry into the Project Mercury Spacecraft.

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Shepard Enters Gantry Elevator  #2

10  x  8   B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

5 May 1961

Astronaut Alan B. Shepard enters the gantry elevator that will take him to the top of the Mercury-Redstone 3 for entry into the Project Mercury Spacecraft.

This fine vintage glossy NASA photograph is in very good condition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Shepard Exits The Gantry Elevator

10  x  8   B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

5 May 1961

Astronaut Alan B. Shepard exits the gantry elevator with the good Dr Douglas behind him. Gus Grissom is seen waiting along with his MR-3 spacecraft for his historic first manned space flight.

This fine vintage glossy NASA photograph is in very good condition. VG+

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Glenn Helps Alan Shepard In Spacecraft

10  x  8   B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.   61-MR3-27

5 May 1961

Al Shepard is seen getting help into Freedom 7 by his back-up John Glenn. During the first Mercury suborbital flight the spacecraft attained a maximum speed of 5,180 miles per hour, reached an altitude of 115.5 statute miles, and landed 302 statute miles down-rage from Cape Canaveral. 

Notice Glenn's stocking feet.

This fine vintage glossy NASA photograph is in very good condition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Alan Shepard Almost In Freedom 7

10  x  8   B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.   61-MR3-28

5 May 1961

Al Shepard is seen getting help into Freedom 7 by his back-up John Glenn and he is almost in on launch day. During the first Mercury suborbital flight the spacecraft attained a maximum speed of 5,180 miles per hour, reached an altitude of 115.5 statute miles, and landed 302 statute miles down-rage from Cape Canaveral.

Good shot of Glenn's stocking feet.

This fine vintage glossy NASA photograph is in very good condition. VG+

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Alan Shepard Almost In Freedom 7 #2

10  x  8   B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.   LOD-61C-916

5 May 1961

Al Shepard is seen getting help into Freedom 7 by his back-up John Glenn and he is almost in on launch day.

This fine vintage glossy NASA photograph is in very good condition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MR-3 Al Peers Out Of Freedom 7

10  x  8   B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

5 May 1961

View of Astronaut Alan Shepard as he peers out from inside the Freedom 7 spacecraft (Mercury Capsule #7) in preparation of the Mercury-Redstone-3 flight. This shot was taken just before his hatch was sealed during final countdown at Launch Complex #5 at the Cape.

This fine vintage glossy NASA photograph is in very good condition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MR-3 Al Peers Out Of Freedom 7  #2

10  x  8   B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.   116-KSC-61P-262

5 May 1961

View of Astronaut Alan Shepard as he peers out from inside the Freedom 7 spacecraft (Mercury Capsule #7) in preparation of the Mercury-Redstone- 3 flight. This shot was taken just before his hatch was sealed during final countdown at Launch Pad 5 at the Cape.

This fine vintage glossy NASA photograph is in very good condition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MR-3 And Freedom 7 Ready For Launch

10  x  8   B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.   LOD-61C-942

5 May 1961

View of Astronaut Alan Shepard  inside the Freedom 7 spacecraft (Mercury Capsule #7) in preparation of the Mercury-Redstone- 3 flight. This shot was taken just before his hatch was sealed during final countdown at Launch Pad 5 at the Cape.

This fine vintage glossy NASA photograph is in very good condition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MR-3 And Freedom 7 Ready For Launch #2

10  x  8   B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.   61-MR3-86

5 May 1961

View of Astronaut Alan Shepard  inside the Freedom 7 spacecraft (Mercury Capsule #7) in preparation of the Mercury-Redstone- 3 flight. This shot was taken just before his hatch was sealed during final countdown at Launch Pad 5 at the Cape.

This fine vintage glossy NASA photograph is in very good condition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MR-3 Shepard During Final Countdown

10  x  8   B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.   S-61-2331

5 May 1961

View of Alan Shepard inside the Freedom 7 Spacecraft (Mercury Capsule #7) as he communicates with flight controllers in the blockhouse at Pad 5 during the final moments of the countdown for the first U.S. manned space flight.

This very fine vintage glossy NASA photograph is in near mint condition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MR-3 Al Talks With Flight Controllers

10  x  8   B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.   LOD-61C-938

5 May 1961

Close up view of Alan Shepard inside the Freedom 7 Spacecraft (Mercury Capsule #7) as he communicates with flight controllers in the blockhouse at Pad 5 during the final moments of the countdown for the first U.S. manned space flight.

This fine vintage glossy NASA photograph is in very good condition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MR-3 Al Talks With Flight Controllers  #2

10  x  8   B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.   LOD-61C-938

5 May 1961

Close up view of Alan Shepard inside the Freedom 7 Spacecraft (Mercury Capsule #7) as he communicates with flight controllers in the blockhouse at Pad 5 during the final moments of the countdown for the first U.S. manned space flight.

This could be when he was asking for permission to relieve himself inside his pressure suit.

This fine vintage glossy NASA photograph is in very good condition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Grissom Smiles At Shepard

10  x  8   B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

5 May 1961

Virgil Grissom smiles down through the periscope at Alan Shepard who was being prepared for the first Project Mercury sub-orbital flight. Freedom 7's hatch has been sealed with Al inside during the final countdown for the first American manned space flight.

This fine vintage glossy NASA photograph is in very good condition.

 

 

 

 

 

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MR-3 Freedom 7 Ignition

10  x  8   B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.   LOD 61-4732

5 May 1961

Mercury-Redstone 3, the U.S. first manned space flight, is launched from Cape Canaveral on a suborbital mission. Astronaut Alan B. Shepard was the pilot of the Mercury spacecraft designated "Freedom 7". The spacecraft attained a maximum speed of 5,180 miles per hour, reached an altitude of 115.5 statute miles, and landed 302 statute miles down-rage from Cape Canaveral.

A very clear, crisp and sharp vintage photograph of this historic event. The detail is simply outstanding.

This very fine vintage glossy NASA photograph is in near mint condition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MR-3 Lift Off From Pad 5

10  x  8  Colour Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.  LOD 61C-884

5 May 1961

Mercury-Redstone 3, the U.S. first manned space flight, is launched from Cape Canaveral on a suborbital mission. Astronaut Alan B. Shepard was the pilot of the Mercury spacecraft designated "Freedom 7". The spacecraft attained a maximum speed of 5,180 miles per hour, reached an altitude of 115.5 statute miles, and landed 302 statute miles down-rage from the Cape.

This very fine vintage NASA colour glossy photograph is in very good condition and printed on heavy  'A Kodak Paper'. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mercury Redstone-3 Launch

10  x  8   B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.   PL-61-72578

5 May 1961

Mercury-Redstone 3, the U.S. first manned space flight, is launched from Cape Canaveral on a suborbital mission. Astronaut Alan B. Shepard was the pilot of the Mercury spacecraft designated "Freedom 7". The spacecraft attained a maximum speed of 5,180 miles per hour, reached an altitude of 115.5 statute miles, and landed 302 statute miles down-rage from Cape Canaveral. 

This fine vintage glossy NASA photograph is in very good condition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MR-3 Freedom 7 Lift Off

10  x  8   B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.  61-MR3-72D

5 May 1961

Mercury-Redstone 3, the U.S. first manned space flight, is launched from Cape Canaveral on a suborbital mission. Astronaut Alan B. Shepard was the pilot of the Mercury spacecraft designated "Freedom 7". The spacecraft attained a maximum speed of 5,180 miles per hour, reached an altitude of 115.5 statute miles, and landed 302 statute miles down-rage from Cape Canaveral.

This fine vintage glossy NASA photograph is in good condition. It has a couple of very light paper clip dents on the top border and a few finger dents. All can only be seen using reflective light.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MR-3 Freedom 7 Launch

10  x  8   B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.   PL-61-95191

5 May 1961

Mercury-Redstone 3, the U.S. first manned space flight, is launched from Cape Canaveral on a suborbital mission. Astronaut Alan B. Shepard was the pilot of the Mercury spacecraft designated "Freedom 7". The spacecraft attained a maximum speed of 5,180 miles per hour, reached an altitude of 115.5 statute miles, and landed 302 statute miles down-rage from Cape Canaveral.

A very clear, crisp and sharp vintage photograph of this historic event. The detail is simply outstanding.

This fine vintage glossy NASA photograph is in near mint condition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mercury-Redstone 3 Lift Off

10  x  8   B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.   61-MR3-72A

5 May 1961

Mercury-Redstone 3, the U.S. first manned space flight, is launched from Cape Canaveral on a suborbital mission. Astronaut Alan B. Shepard was the pilot of the Mercury spacecraft designated "Freedom 7". The spacecraft attained a maximum speed of 5,180 miles per hour, reached an altitude of 115.5 statute miles, and landed 302 statute miles down-rage from Cape Canaveral. 

This fine vintage glossy NASA photograph is in good to very good condition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MR-3 Lift Off With Al Shepard Onboard

10  x  8  Colour Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.  LOD 61C-923

5 May 1961

Mercury-Redstone 3, the U.S. first manned space flight, is launched from Cape Canaveral on a suborbital mission. Astronaut Alan B. Shepard was the pilot of the Mercury spacecraft designated "Freedom 7". The spacecraft attained a maximum speed of 5,180 miles per hour, reached an altitude of 115.5 statute miles, and landed 302 statute miles down-rage from the Cape.

This very fine vintage NASA glossy photograph is in very good condition and printed on 'A Kodak Paper'.  VG+

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MR-3 Lift Off

10  x  8   B/W Glossy NASA Photograph

NASA  No.   Loc-61C-883

5 May 1961

Mercury-Redstone 3, the U.S. first manned space flight, is launched from Cape Canaveral on a suborbital mission. Astronaut Alan B. Shepard was the pilot of the Mercury spacecraft designated "Freedom 7". The spacecraft attained a maximum speed of 5,180 miles per hour, reached an altitude of 115.5 statute miles, and landed 302 statute miles down-rage from Cape Canaveral.

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MR-3 Freedom 7 Clears The Tower

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NASA  No.   PL-61-72579

5 May 1961

Mercury-Redstone 3, the U.S. first manned space flight, is launched from Cape Canaveral on a suborbital mission. Astronaut Alan B. Shepard was the pilot of the Mercury spacecraft designated "Freedom 7". The spacecraft attained a maximum speed of 5,180 miles per hour, reached an altitude of 115.5 statute miles, and landed 302 statute miles down-rage from Cape Canaveral. 

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Glenn And Grissom During MR-3 Flight

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5 May 1961

Two of the three Mercury Redstone team members, Gus Grissom and John Glenn, are seen during key moments in Al Shepard's historic first space flight onboard the Mercury Redstone-3 booster with Al's and Freedom 7 spacecraft as its payload.

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MR-3 Shepard & Freedom 7 Recovery

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NASA  No.   LOD 61-4898

5 May 1961

A fine long distance view of helicopter #44 hoisting Alan Shepard from his Freedom 7 spacecraft after his 15 minute space flight. Helicopter #51 stands by in case its needed during MR-3 recovery operations.

During the first U.S. space flight the MR-3 spacecraft attained a maximum speed of 5,180 miles per hour, reached an altitude of 115.5 statute miles, and landed in the Atlantic Ocean some 302 statute miles down-rage from the Cape after the 15 minute sub-orbital space flight.

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MR-3 Recovery Operations  #1

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5 May 1961

Alan Shepard is being hoisted onboard the recovery helicopter #44 after a his successful first American space flight.

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MR-3 Recovery Operations  #2

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5 May 1961

Alan Shepard is being hoisted onboard the recovery helicopter #44 after a his successful first American space flight.

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MR-3 Recovery Operations  #2a

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NASA  No.   LOD 61c-950

5 May 1961

Alan Shepard is being hoisted onboard the recovery helicopter #44 after a his successful first American space flight.

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MR-3 Recovery Operations  #3

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5 May 1961

Alan Shepard is being hoisted onboard the recovery helicopter #44 after a his successful first American space flight.

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MR-3 Recovery Operations #4

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5 May 1961

Alan Shepard is being hoisted onboard the recovery helicopter #44 after a his successful first American space flight.

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MR-3 Recovery Operations #4A

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NASA  No.  S-61-8166

5 May 1961

Alan Shepard is being hoisted onboard the recovery helicopter #44 after a his successful first American space flight.

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MR-3 Recovery Operations #5A

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5 May 1961

Alan Shepard is being hoisted onboard the recovery helicopter #44 after a his successful first American space flight.

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MR-3 Recovery Operations  #6

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5 May 1961

Alan Shepard is being hoisted onboard the recovery helicopter #44 after a his successful first American space flight.

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MR-3 Carrier Crewman Cheer Al's Arrival

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5 May 1961

Crew members of the U.S. Navy Carrier Champlain cheer and take pictures of the arrival of the first Project Mercury pilot to fly a suborbital flight, Astronaut Alan B. Shepard.

This is the official NASA text: " Two helicopters are approaching the ship, one carrying the astronaut and the other the capsule".

However, looking at the photo above LOD 61-4894 (first recovery photo in the gallery) Helicopter #44 is hoisting Alan onboard. Therefore Helicopter #44 carried Alan and Freedom 7 back to the recovery ship, USS Lake Champlain.

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MR-3 Freedom 7 & Shepard's Recovery

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NASA  No.   61-MR3-101

5 May 1961

Crew members of the U.S. Navy Carrier Champlain cheer and take pictures of the arrival of the first Project Mercury pilot to fly a suborbital flight, Astronaut Alan B. Shepard, Jr.

This is the official NASA text: "Two helicopters are approaching the ship, one carrying the astronaut and the other the capsule".

However, looking at the photo above LOD 61-4894 (first recovery photo in the gallery) Helicopter #44 is hoisting Alan onboard. Therefore Helicopter #44 carried Alan and Freedom 7 back to the recovery ship, USS Lake Champlain.

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MR-3 Freedom 7 & Shepard's Recovery #2

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NASA  No.   LOD 61-4902

5 May 1961

Crewman of the U.S. Navy Carrier Champlain stand by for the arrival of the first Project Mercury spacecraft and pilot, Alan Shepard. Navy helicopter #44 is about to set Freedom 7 down on the transporter that will take it below deck for the cruse home.

This is the official NASA text: " Two helicopters are approaching the ship, one carrying the astronaut and the other the capsule".

However, looking at the photo above LOD 61-4894 (first recovery photo in the gallery) Helicopter #44 is hoisting Alan onboard. Therefore Helicopter #44 carried Alan and Freedom 7 back to the recovery ship, USS Lake Champlain.

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MR-3 Freedom 7 & Shepard's Recovery #3

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NASA  No.   LOD 61-4903

5 May 1961

Navy helicopter #44 is just about to set the MR-3 spacecraft (Freedom 7) down on its transporter that will help move the capsule below deck for the cruse home. Al will be next to disembark the helicopter onboard the recovery ship, USS Lake Champlain.

This is the official NASA text: " Two helicopters are approaching the ship, one carrying the astronaut and the other the capsule".

However, looking at the photo above LOD 61-4894 (first recovery photo in the gallery) Helicopter #44 is hoisting Alan onboard. Therefore Helicopter #44 carried Alan and Freedom 7 back to the recovery ship, USS Lake Champlain.

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MR-3 Shepard Inspects His Spacecraft #2

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5 May 1961

Alan Shepard inspects his spacecraft onboard the recovery carrier, Champlain, after his suborbital space flight. Looks like Al retrieved his clipboard from inside the capsule that must have held his notes and mission check list.

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MR-3 Al Onboard USS Champlain

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5 May 1961

America's first Astronaut Alan Shepard strides across the deck of the U.S. Navy Carrier Champlain following an inspection of this spacecraft after his successful suborbital space flight. America's first man in space and the first flight for the Mercury Program.

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MR-3 Spacecraft Onboard Lake Champlain

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NASA  No.   MSFC  1077591

5 May 1961

Crewman on the flight deck of the Antisubmarine Support Aircraft Carrier USS Lake Champlain (CVS-39) look over the Mercury Redstone Space Capsule which carried Naval Astronaut CDR Alan Shepard, into space. USS Lake Champlain was the Prime Recovery Vessel for this first American in space mission.

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MR-3 Al Examined By The Doc's

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5 May 1961

Alan Shepard is shown being examined by Doctors Robert Laning and Jerome Strong on board the U.S. Navy Carrier Champlain following his successful suborbital space flight.

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Slayton & Grissom Greet Shepard

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NASA  No.   61-MR3-88

5 May 1963

Astronaut Alan Shepard arrives at Grand Bahamas Island and is greeted by Astronauts Virgil I. (Gus) Grissom (right) and Donald Slayton (left) and also by Keith Lindell (between Shepard and Grissom) after the first American suborbital flight. He will participate in a press conference with Grissom and Slayton.

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MR-3 Freedom Seven Spacecraft

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NASA  No.  S-61-2382

May 1961

The Mercury Redstone-3 spacecraft "Freedom Seven" on display at the Cape after the historic space flight.

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Alan Shepard Flying From Grand Turk

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NASA  No.   S-62-984

February 1962

Alan Shepard is flying a C130 from Grand Turk Island to the Cape after the 48-hour medical debriefing of John Glenn after the MA-6 Three-orbit flight.

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MR-3 Al Shepard Is Honoured

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5 May 1971

NASA  NO.  71-H-814

America's first man in space, Navy Capt. Alan B. Shepard and Mrs Shepard were guests of honour at dedication ceremonies of the historic launch site at Cape Kennedy. The ceremony was held on the 10th anniversary of Shepard's historic flight atop the Mercury-Redstone 3. A plaque marks the launch site at Launch Complex 5/6, restored to its original condition. The dedication ceremonies were attended by approximately 3,000 guests.

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