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Historic - Mercury-Redstone Rocket
Historic - Mercury-Redstone Rocket

The Mercury-Redstone rocket carried the first American astronaut, Alan Shepard, into space. This rocket was a modified Army Redstone rocket. During its suborbital flight, the rocket carried the Mercury capsule to an altitude of 209 kilometers (130 statute miles).

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