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The history of human spaceflight:
Alan Shepard and Mercury 7
Project Mercury postage stamp issued May 4, 2011, by the United States Postal Service (USPS) commemorates the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Project Mercury, America's first manned spaceflight program, and NASA astronaut Alan Shepard's historic flight on May 5, 1961, aboard the spacecraft Freedom 7. The stamp depicts Shepard, his Mercury capsule Freedom 7, and the Redstone launching rocket.
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