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First American in Space

Alan Shepard inside the Freedom 7 during its flight in 1961.
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Alan Shepard inside the Freedom 7 during its flight in 1961.

On this day in 1961, Alan Shepard became the first American in space aboard the Freedom 7 space capsule being launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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Michael Passarelli
Michael Passarelli, Fall Reporter/Editor
Michael Passarelli is 18 years old and a senior at Colonia High School. He is involved with numerous clubs at the school including Marching Band, Jazz Band, and was involved with the Directors Showcase for the theatre program during the fall semester. In the band he plays bass guitar and trumpet and during the 2014 season of Marching Band he was in percussion, and in the 2015 season he played bass guitar for the pit. Passarelli plans to eventually start a career in law enforcement although he has already acquired many skills and is very interested in possibly pursuing a career in construction. He plans to major in Business Management in college.

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