Project Mercury http://kcur.org en 50 Years Of Manned Space Flight http://kcur.org/post/50-years-manned-space-flight <p><strong>50 years ago</strong>, <a href="http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/shepard-alan.html" target="_blank">Alan Shepard</a> became the<strong> first American in space</strong>, making a brief suborbital mission that marked the first manned launch of <a href="http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/mercury/" target="_blank"><strong>Project Mercury.</strong></a><br /> Thu, 29 Dec 2011 03:01:00 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 9819 at http://kcur.org 50 Years Of Manned Space Flight