TV: Color Film of Shepard Spaceflight to Air on NBC

July 12, 1961 - A color film of the first American astronaut's flight into space will be presented by NBC on Sunday. The account was recorded by a camera inside the space capsule that took Comdr. Alan B. Shepard Jr., U.S.N., aloft on May 5. The film was taken for NASA, which used it in evaluating the results of the flight. The program, "Official Report: MR-3," will be seen from 5 to 5:30 p.m. The film shows the astronaut's reactions under the pressures of gravity as he operates the controls of his vehicle. The soundtrack has sounds of the missile and Commander Shepard's conversation with the ground crew.

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