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Man in Space: The Story of the Journey - A Documentary

Various Artists
Man in Space: The Story of the Journey - A Documentary

On Friday, May 5, 1961, US Navy Lieutenant Commander Alan Bartlett Shepard Jr. became the second person (after Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin) and the first American to travel into space. Man in Space: The Story of the Journey - A Documentary tells “the story of that man, his journey, and of the scientists who made possible his mission in outer space” with narration, recordings of the flight’s radio communications, and interviews with NASA personnel and astronauts. Liner notes contain a written transcription of the recording, which covers the launch, the scientists and mission, and an evaluation of the success of the mission and the spacecraft.

Track Listing

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Astronaut to "Mercury Control" n/a 0:57
102
Preparation: Countdown n/a 1:30
103
Launching n/a 0:57
104
Flight: Re-Entry to Earth's Atmosphere n/a 3:43
105
AOK All the Way n/a 1:55
106
Jules Verne's Prophecy n/a 2:32
107
Project Mercury n/a 1:04
108
The Rocket-Booster n/a 4:59
109
The Capsule n/a 1:41
110
Inside the Capsule n/a 4:55
201
The Human Element - The Astronaut n/a 24:53
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Evaluation n/a 5:34

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