56 years ago today, May 5th of 1961, astronaut Alan Shepard became the 1st American in space, with his 15 minute sub-orbital flight around the earth in a Mercury spacecraft. He was one of the original 7 astronauts who risked their lives in order to move our country forward.

But nobody thinks about his historic flight on this May 5th of 1961, because everyone is thinking about partying for Cinco De Mayo.

So I propose we make and drink a margarita in his honor. The above video will show you how.