“Light This Candle”: The Hours Before Freedom 7

More than five decades ago, in the early hours of 5 May 1961, America prepared to launch its first man into space. Alan Shepard would fly a suborbital flight – rising from Cape Canaveral in the Mercury capsule he had named ‘Freedom 7’ and splashing down, just 15 minutes later, in the Atlantic Ocean, about … Continue reading “Light This Candle”: The Hours Before Freedom 7 More