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 Who was the first US astronaut in space beyond the Earth's atmosphere and when did this space flight occur?

Answer US Navy pilot and astronaut Alan Shepard (1923-1998) became the first US man in space when he flew a suborbital rocket flight in his Freedom 7 spacecraft on May 5, 1961. He flew approximately 303 m... Read More »
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NASA sent new horizon (that's the space vehicle)and it is supposed to land on Pluto in 2015
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