FREEDOM 7 MANUAL.
Project Mercury. NASA Capsule Flight Operations Manual. Capsule 7 (Redstone). Mcdonnell Aircraft: October 15, 1960. Revised December 15, 1960. Approximately 80 pp. 5 by 7 inches. Loose leaf, punched.
The flight manual issued for the United States first manned space flight which was piloted by Alan Shepard in Mercury space capsule number 7, Freedom 7. Gives extensive information on capsule operations in three different sections: Normal Procedures, Emergency Procedures, and Trouble Shooting. Checklist steps performed by the astronaut include pre-launch, separation, capsule stabilization, re-entry, and landing. The emergency section pages have a red border. There are five folding diagrams of the instrument panel and capsule systems, some with manuscript notes.