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Friday, May 6, 2011
Alan Shepard's landmark space flight (photos) | 6 of 20
Unlike later astronauts in the Apollo and space shuttle eras, Mercury astronauts flew solo. This is what NASA calls a "boilerplate" version of the Mercury space capsule (here undergoing testing and inspection) in which Shepard and his comrades would ride into space. The capsule was a little under 7 feet long and just over 6 feet in diameter. Shepard's was called the Freedom 7.