This Command Module was flown into space by Walter Schirra, Don Eisele and Walter Cunningham on Apollo 7, the first manned flight of the Apollo Program. On October 11, 1968, they became the only crew to fly from Launch complex 34 at Cape Canaveral, Florida, a launch complex which I have covered in a previous post (click here to view). The crew orbited the earth for 11 days, the length of a future Apollo Moon mission, testing the various Command Module systems.      On this blog, one of ...

This Command Module was flown into space by Walter Schirra, Don Eisele and Walter Cunningham on Apollo 7, the first manned flight of the Apollo Program. On October 11, 1968, they became the only crew to fly from Launch complex 34 at Cape Canaveral, Florida, a launch complex which I have covered in a previous post (click here to view). The crew orbited the earth for 11 days, the length of a future Apollo Moon mission, testing the various Command Module systems. On this blog, one of ...

2012 Memorial Salute to Veterans Airshow - Columbia, MO by Adventurer Dustin Holmes, via Flickr

2012 Memorial Salute to Veterans Airshow - Columbia, MO by Adventurer Dustin Holmes, via Flickr

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Space_Station

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Space_Station

http://www.space1.com/About_Us/In_the_Works/Apollo_Hatch/apollo_hatch.html

http://www.space1.com/About_Us/In_the_Works/Apollo_Hatch/apollo_hatch.html

http://americanspacecraft.com/images/apollo/seattle/007e.JPG

http://americanspacecraft.com/images/apollo/seattle/007e.JPG

A photo of astronaut Wally Schirra inspecting the new hatch of the capsule

A photo of astronaut Wally Schirra inspecting the new hatch of the capsule

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