May 8, 1961 — President and Mrs. Kennedy, along with Vice President Johnson, greet Commander Alan B. Shepard, Jr. and his wife Louise prior to a presentation of the NASA Distinguished Service Medal to Commander Shepard. 

The JFK Library and Museum will be unveiling a new installation featuring Freedom 7, the iconic space capsule that Shepard piloted on the first manned American spaceflight, tomorrow at 10:00 AM. If you’re in the Boston area, join us! If you’re not, don’t despair — the capsule is scheduled to remain at the Museum through December 2015.

Source: jfklibrary.org
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