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Alan Shepard anniversary

Saturday May 5th marks the 40th anniversary of  the launch of
Mercury-Redstone-3,  the first manned American Spaceflight.

Alan B Shepard experienced micro gravity for some 5 minutes 15 seconds
during his sub orbital flight which reached an apogee of 187Km. 
(Spaceflight magazine May 2001)

GB1MSF,   Manned Space Flight,   will be active on the analogue satellites
to commemorate the event.  
This special call has been active since April 12th, the 40th anniversary of
Gagarins historic flight in 1961
Our last day of operating will be May 10th.

Special Event QSL card   via the bureau,  or direct to G8ATE,  with an
addressed envelope and an IRC.


Robert G8ATE, Matt G7OBR, John G7HIA    
with thanks to all the stations  who have worked us so far.
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