Category: wally schirra

August 5, 1968: Apollo 7 astronauts Walter Cunningham, Donn Eisele, and Wally Schirra stand on the deck of the NASA Motor Vessel Retriever after suiting up for splashdown training in the Gulf of Mexico. (NASA)

CBS anchor Walter Cronkite with Wally Schirra and Arthur C. Clarke during coverage of the Apollo 11 mission, July 1969.

April 13, 1964: A group portrait of Gemini spacemen John Young, Gus Grissom, Wally Schirra, and Tom Stafford, the only one revealing a bit of a smile.

50 YEARS AGO TODAY: Apollo 7 astronauts Walter Cunningham, Donn Eisele, and Wally Schirra stand on the deck of the NASA Motor Vessel Retriever after suiting up for splashdown training in the Gulf of Mexico, August 5, 1968. (NASA)

April 13, 1964 – A group portrait of Gemini astronauts John Young, Gus Grissom, Wally Schirra and Tom Stafford. Only Stafford is flashing a mild smile.

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March 8, 1965 – Astronaut Wally Schirra, back-up commander for the Gemini 3 mission, is suited up during prelaunch tests with a thermometer in his mouth.

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February 2, 1965 – Gemini astronauts Ed White and Wally Schirra pictured during water egress “para-drop” training in Galveston Bay, Texas.

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February 1, 1965 – Gemini 6 astronauts Tom Stafford and Wally Schirra train for splashdown in a water tank at Ellington Air Force Base, Texas. (NASA)

December 15, 1965 – Astronauts Wally Schirra and Tom Stafford prepare for space on the day that Gemini 6 blasts off from Cape Canaveral.

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December 8, 1965 – Gemini 6 astronauts Tom Stafford and Wally Schirra go through a flight simulation atop Launch Complex 19 at Cape Canaveral, Florida, prior to launch on December 15.

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