FIRST aMericAN INTO SPACE

Published on: May 5, 2009
FIRST aMericAN INTO SPACE

Alan Shepard peed himself as he was launched into sub orbit 48 years ago today aboard Freedom 7 propelling our entry into the space race! And ensuring his notch in history as the first American in space!

Where's your Sputnik now, eh - you commie rats?

Hail the Mercury Seven! (and we're mixing Tang with our Tequila today!)

Splashdown!

POP FYI: When reporters asked Shepard what he thought about as he sat atop the Redstone rocket, waiting for liftoff, he replied, "The fact that every part of this ship was built by the low bidder."