History of American Spaceflight

Comdr. Alan B. Shepard Jr. peers inside the capsule that was the vehicle for his ride through space on May 5, 1961. Shepard, who had been picked up by a helicopter after his landing at sea and flown to the aircraft carrier USS Lake Champlain, went to the capsule after it had landed on the carrier's flight deck and retrieved his space helmet. (AP Photo)

July 28, 2012 3:43 pm  • 

About this blog

"Tales from the Morgue" is a way for the Star to share stories from the treasure trove of information held in its old files.

Johanna Eubank, aka the Morgue Lady, was a research assistant in the Star Library — also known as News and Research Services — for 18 years before becoming an online content producer. She has had her share of sneezing fits after digging into dusty old files, so she's sure to find a few old stories to re-examine.

If you have suggestions, comments or questions about this blog, e-mail jeubank@tucson.com

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