Freedom 7 In 1960, America was already studying weather tracking and radiation in outer space. Satellites and other sensitive equipment had been flown into orbit and now it was time for man to follow. This DVD reveals the original story of Freedom 7, America's first manned space flight. From the physical testing of astronauts to the structural testing of rockets, this is the programme that saw Alan Shepard as America's first man in space.
Friendship 7 America's Mercury programme paved the way for Gemini, Apollo and others. It was the time when spaceflight was first experienced and as America's engineers, astronauts and scientists improved safety technology, they reached further into the unknown. This DVD unfolds the story of the Friendship 7 mission. John Glenn was the first American to orbit the earth and he did so in just 88 minutes. It was an heroic episode in American history and the first step in a long walk that would be taken into outer space.