Gus Grissom flies the second and final suborbital flight of Project Mercury.
The complete air to ground transmissions, plus PAO commentary, for the Freedom 7 mission. Thanks to YouTube user lunarmodule5 for the audio. You can find his channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/lunarmodule5
Alan Shepard becomes the first American in space as he pilots Freedom 7.
A brief look at the buildup to crewed flights in Project Mercury.