Astronaut Wally Schirra

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Title

Astronaut Wally Schirra

Alternative Title

Astronaut Wally Schirra

Subject

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (U.S.)
NASA
Schirra, Walter M. (Walter Marty), 1923-2007
Astronauts--United States

Description

Wally Schirra (1923-2007) was the only astronaut to fly on Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo spacecraft. A Mercury Seven astronaut, Schirra flew on Sigma 7 (also known as Mercury-Atlas 8), Gemini 6A as Command Pilot with Thomas Stafford as Pilot, and Earth orbital Apollo 7 as Mission Commander for the first manned Apollo mission. Schirra was the fifth American and ninth human to ride a rocket into space. Je was also the first person to travel into space three times and logged a total of 295 hours and 15 minutes in space. After retiring from the U.S. Navy and from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Schirra became a consultant for CBS News.

Source

Original black and white photographic print: Space Walk of Fame Collection.

Date Created

ca. 1970

Contributor

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original black and white photographic print.

Is Part Of

Florida Space Coast History Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

108 KB

Medium

1 black and white photographic print

Type

Still Image

Coverage

John F. Kennedy Space Center, Merritt Island, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Florida Space Coast History Project and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Michlowitz, Robert
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

WALTER M. SCHIRRA (CAPTAIN, USN, RET.) : NASA ASTRONAUT (DECEASED)." Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, National Aeronautics and Space Administration. http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/schirra-wm.html.
"Gemini-VI-A (7)." Kennedy Space Center, National Aeronautics and Space Administration. http://science.ksc.nasa.gov/history/gemini/gemini-vi-a/gemini-vi-a.html.
Sigma 7 MA-8 (25)." Kennedy Space Center, National Aeronautics and Space Administration. http://www-pao.ksc.nasa.gov/history/mercury/ma-8/ma-8.htm.

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Original Format

1 black and white photographic print

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