Alan Shepherd was the US citizen to go into space on May 3 1958. His flight was only 20 minuets. It took them 4 hours of delay because of problems. The U.S. prayed that he made it back.When he got back he was really glad he made it back safely.The US were really happy with their accomplishment for the first man in orbit.

If I was Alan Shepherd it would be a great accomplishment but I would be really frightened and would be glad to wait for 4 hours.

The U.S. sent Alan Shepherd to space for the first time.

Russia sent the first astrounat into space.