APOLLO 7 WAS THE FIRST MANNED APOLLO MISSION. THIS CREW OF DON EISELE, WALLY SCHIRRA AND WALT CUNNINGHAM SIGNED THIS LARGE, 4" X 3.75" YEMENI STAMP THAT IS AFFIXED TO THE PHOTO. IT IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION AND COMES WITH AN AUTHORIZATION FROM RR AUCTION.
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Apollo 7was the first mission in the United States' Apollo Program to carry a crew into space. It was also the first U.S. spaceflight to carry astronauts since the flight of Gemini XII in November 1966. Apollo 7 fulfilled Apollo 1's mission of testing the Apollo Command/Service Module in Low Earth Orbit.
The Apollo 7 crew was commanded by Walter m. Schirra with senior pilot / navigator Donn F Eisele and pilot / systems engineer R. Walter Cunningham. Official crew titles were made consistent with those that would be used for the manned lunar landing missions: Eisele wasCommand Module Pilotand Cunningham wasLunar Module Pilot. Their mission wasan 11-day Earth-orbital test flight to check out the redesigned Block II CSM with a crew on board. It was the first time a Saturn 1B vehicle put a crew into space; Apollo 7 was the first three-person American space mission, and the first to include a live TV broadcast from an American spacecraft. It was launched on October 11, 1968, from what was then known as Cape Kennedy Air Force Station, Florida. Despite tension between the crew and ground controllers, the mission was a complete technical success, giving NASA the confidence to send Apollo 8 into orbit around the Moon two months later. The flight would prove to be the final space flight for all of its three crew members—and the only one for both Cunningham and Eisele—when it splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean on October 22, 1968.