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Apollo 7

Mission Number: AS-20511-22 October 1968

Crew:
    Walter Schirra [3], Commander
    Donn Eisele [1], CSM Pilot
    Ronnie Cunningham [1], LM Pilot

Backup Crew:
    Thomas Stafford, Commander
    John Young, CSM Pilot
    Eugene Cernan, LM Pilot

Launch:
    Location: Cape Kennedy Air Force Station
    Pad: 34
    Date: 11 October 1968
    Time: 15:02:45 UTC

Flight:
    Mission Duration: 10 days, 20 hours, 8 minutes, 0 seconds
    Orbits: 163
    Max. Altitude: 183 statute miles

Landing:
    Date: 22 October 1968
    Time: 11:10:45 UTC

Recovery:
    Location: Atlantic Ocean, SE of Bermuda (27° 32' N, 64° 4' W)
    Vessel: USS Essex (CVS-9)

Launched with a Saturn-IB. This mission was a shakedown flight for the Command and Service Module. All the crew members came down with colds during the flight. In violation of NASA policy, no one wore a helmet during reentry for fear of rupturing their ear drums.

The Apollo 7 command module is on loan from the National Air and Space Museum to the Frontiers of Flight Museum, Dallas TX.

 


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