'Freedom 7' Mercury space capsule being delivered to the museum, 1965.
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'Freedom 7' Mercury space capsule being delivered to the Science Museum, London, on 17 September 1965. The capsule in which Alan Shepard made the first American manned space flight was exhibited fat the Science Museum for about 5 months. The exhibition was made posible by the courtesy of the Smithsonian Institute in Washington who lent the capsule to the museum.