First American in space 60th anniversary, Alan Shepard liftoffs

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NASA chose Alan Shepard, Jr. to be the first American to enter space inside the Freedom 7 capsule on May 5, 1961.

First American in space, Alan Shepard, used his astronaut diaper before liftoff on May 5, 1961.

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