5th MAY ~ HiSTORY ON THiS DAY

May 5th ~ This Day in History video by History.com ~ 1961 : The first American in space : From Cape Canaveral, Florida, Navy Commander Alan Bartlett Shepard Jr. was launched into space aboard the Freedom 7 space capsule, becoming the first American astronaut to travel into space on the 5th May 1961. The suborbital flight, which lasted 15 minutes and reached a height of 116 miles (186km) into the atmosphere, was a major triumph for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). | & more about history on this day in the video…