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Our tour has moved a short distance down the road to LC-5/6, a two-pad launch complex with a single blockhouse. It was from this complex that the Mercury-Redstone 3 mission was launched, carrying Alan Shepard's “Freedom 7” capsule into space, making him the first American in space, on May 5, 1961.
Copyright 2011, Garrett Wollman. All rights reserved. Photograph taken 2011-02-26.