Explore Calendar of Events Celebrating Alan Shepard: 50 Years of American Space Travel
May 5, 2011
7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Leonard Nimoy Event Horizon Theater

Celebrating Alan Shepard: 50 Years of American Space Travel

On Thursday, May 5, 2011, the Observatory marked the 50th anniversary of Alan Shepard's historic flight with a special public lecture.

Upcoming NASA events at Griffith Observatory

Join us for the 50th anniversary of Alan Shepard’s historic flight aboard Freedom 7. Griffith Observatory Astronomical Observer, Anthony Cook, recalls the voyage of America’s first astronaut in space.