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60 years since America's first manned space flight: U.S. Space and Rocket Center celebrates

On this day, back in 1961, Alan Shepard made the historic space flight on a Mercury Redstone rocket. The rocket was entirely designed and built in Huntsville. STORY: https://www.rocketcitynow.com/article/news/local/60-years-since-americas-first-manned-space-flight-us-space-and-rocket-center-celebrates-former-project-worker-speaks/525-6c6fe22f-d0f7-43ed-8e5f-1841284e8ece
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