History Quiz - week of May 8
By Randy Saunders , 50th Space Wing historian
/ Published May 06, 2014
SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Last week's answer:
This current 50th Space Wing squadron activated Jan. 16, 1962, but was not organized until Feb. 1, 1962. With detachments around the world, the squadron operated SPACETRACK, the Air Force globe-spanning space surveillance network from 1962 to 1967. Which squadron is it? It is the 2nd Space Operations Squadron.
This week's question:
On May 5, 1961, Alan Shepard became the first American in space climbing to a peak altitude of 116.5 miles during a sub-orbital flight of 15 minutes, 28 seconds. What was the name of his capsule?
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