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[Photograph 2012.201.B1098.0608]

Description: Photograph used for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Here's an interior shot of the space capsule which took Alan B. Shepard, Jr., on America's first manned space flight from Cape Canaveral today."
Date: May 5, 1961
Creator: Associated Press
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1098.0602]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Holding the telephone receiver used to communicate with him, Alan B. Shepard Jr., is shown in his space suit at special quarters at Cape Canaveral, Fla., today before leaving for the launching site."
Date: May 5, 1961
Creator: Associated Press
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1098.0597]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Comdr. Alan B. Shepard, Jr., walks from space capsule on deck of aircraft carrier USS Lake Champlain yesterday after retrieving his helmet."
Date: May 6, 1961
Creator: Associated Press
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1098.0611]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "Shepard's blazing 5,000-mile-an-hour flight was only the beginning of American exploration of space, said Hugh Dryden, deputy administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration."
Date: May 5, 1961
Creator: Associated Press
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1098.0598]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Space suit worn by Astronaut Alan B. Shepard, Jr., is given final testing today before Shepard donned it for America's first manned rocket flight."
Date: May 5, 1961
Creator: Associated Press
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1098.0600]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Alan Shepard has an eager look in his eye as he walks from the medical center here 5/5/ dressed for his ride into space."
Date: May 5, 1961
Creator: United Press International
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1098.0603]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Alan B. Shepard Jr., wearing his silver space suit, is helped into capsule in which he made the country's first manned space flight from Cape Canaveral today."
Date: May 5, 1961
Creator: Associated Press
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1098.0607]

Description: Photograph used for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Redstone booster rocket roars off into space from Cape Canaveral this morning carrying a capsule with Alan B. Shepard, Jr., aboard."
Date: May 5, 1961
Creator: Associated Press
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1098.0605]

Description: Photograph used for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Astronaut Alan Shepard, nation's first "man-in-space," takes a last look at the Mercury spacecraft in which he rode 302-miles from Cape Canaveral Fla."
Date: May 5, 1961
Creator: United Press International
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society