The WPA Film Library : The First American in Space, 1961

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  • Alan Shepard is 1st American in space (very short piece from year end retrospective) Rocket on launching pad, blasting off, in flight. Also CU Shepard in the nose cone of the Rocket.


  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on February 01, 2012.
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  • The First American in Space, 1961 (1:00)
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