Posts tagged ‘A Flock of Seagulls’

May 5, 2011

This Day in Music History (Sort Of)

It was this day in 1961 that Navy Commander Alan Bartlett Shepard Jr. became the first American to go into space, aboard the Freedom 7 space capsule. The suborbital flight lasted 15 minutes and reached a height of 116 miles into the atmosphere, and was by all accounts – pretty damn sweet.  We pay tribute to this accomplishment with some equally sweet space themed videos!

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