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Freedom 7 Space Capsule at JFK Library

Release date: -0/5-/2013

Event Date: Year Round

Take a look at the first capsule to ever enter space at the JFK Library and Museum.

Before Neil Armstrong ever landed on the moon, Alan B. Shepard, Jr. was the first man to ever leave the atmosphere and enter space. Shepard navigated the Freedom 7 space capsule for 15 minutes in space allowing 27 events to be documented and contact with Mercury to be enabled. Now, 52 years after that historical moment, the Freedom 7 space capsule is on display for all to see. The JFK Library and Museum has a temporary exhibit presenting this historical item for museum and library goers.  Now is your chance to see a piece of history before it flies out of the museum in 2015.  Admission for the JFK Library and Museum is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and students, 49 for children ages 13-17, and children ages 12 and under are admitted free.

*** The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is dedicated to the memory of our nationals thirty-fifth president and to all those who through the art of politics seek a new and better world.

 

For More Information:

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
Columbia Point, Boston, MA
Phone: (617) 514-1600
Website: http://www.jfklibrary.org/Exhibits/Special-Exhibits/Freed...