The first step to the Moon

Shepard Jr., Alan B.
July 1994
American Heritage;Jul/Aug94, Vol. 45 Issue 4, p40
Recalls the author's flight into space aboard the Mercury capsule, which was America's first manned foray into space. The disappointment of finding out that Yuri Gargarin was the first man in orbit; Vostok; Sputnik; Scott Carpenter, Gordon Cooper, John Glenn and other Mercury astronauts; Chronology of the events leading up to the flight.


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