Includes labeled photos from Freedom 7 featuring both Lieutenant Commander Forster and first man in space Alan Shepherd, a letter to Todd Forster from his father, a VHS containing clips of the capsule being carried to the ship by helicopter and of Alan Shepherd, Project Mercury recovery manual, and newspaper clippings from before and after launch. One image depicts the return capsule resting on a nest mattresses due to lack of planning, a safe spot had not been fully thought out so mattresses on board the ship were laid on deck for the capsule. These rare photos show a glimpse inside the canvas covering showing the layers of bunk mattresses.
Paper, photographs,Smallest 3 1/2" x 5",Largest 11" x 8 1/2"
Photographs with written explanations of each image on verso, VHS tape labeled "Alan Shepherd."
From the collection of Todd Forster, son of Lieutenant Commander Forster, St. Johns, Florida.
Some photographs curled, wear and toning to the newspapers, otherwise good condition.
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