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About the Video: Astronaut Walter Cunningham - Interview 3:05
Interview with Astronaut Walter Cunningham who flew on the first manned space mission of the Apollo Program, Apollo 7 on October 11, 1968 with Wally Shirra & Donn Eisele.
The Apollo 7 mission objectives were those of the Ill-Fated Apollo 1 mission were all 3 Astronauts Gus Grissom, Ed White & Roger Chaffee perished in a launch pad fire. It was up to Apollo 7 to rejuvenate Public confidence & support in NASA & the Apollo Program which they did with a vital & successful mission testing the Command & Service Module for the very first time in space the Lunar Module was not flown & would not until Apollo 10.
Unfortunately over problems between Ground & Crew all the Apollo 7 crew never flew again. On October 2008 the Crew received a Be-Lated recognition the only crew of Apollo & SkyLab not too Cunningham the only surviving crew member was present & received a NASA Distinguished Service Medal.
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