A Head Filled With Seawater: Remembering Liberty Bell 7, Six Decades On

OTD in 1961, Virgil “Gus” Grissom became the 2nd American to reach space. Sixty years on, AmericaSpace remembers his drama-filled 15-minute flight. […]

Beautiful View: Remembering America's First Astronaut, 60 Years On

OTD in 1961, Alan Shepard became the first American in space. Sixty years on, AmericaSpace looks back on his remarkable achievement. […]

'Zero-G and I Feel Fine': Remembering John Glenn's Return to Space, OTD in 1998

OTD in 1998, #JohnGlenn returned to space on Discovery as part of 7-person #STS95 crew, incl @AstroDocScott & @astro_duque. […]

'Man, I Gotta Pee': 55 Years Since Freedom 7 Began America's Adventure in Space (Part 1)

Alan Shepard (left) and John Glenn were assigned as prime and backup pilots for America’s first mission into space. Photo Credit: NASA

Fifty-five years ago, in the early hours of 5 May 1961, America prepared to launch its first man into space. Navy Cmdr. Alan Shepard would fly a suborbital flight—rising from Pad […]