Cunningham, Walter

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Name
Cunningham, Walter Gender: M
Ronnie Walter Cunningham
born on 16 March 1932 at 22:00 (= 10:00 PM )
Place Creston, Iowa, 41n04, 94w22
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 26°22' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 15°38 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 09°24'



Walter Cunningham

Biography

American astronaut who went into space aboard the Apollo 7 on 11 October 1968 with Walt Schurra and Donn Eisele. The purpose of the mission was a thorough test of the Apollo and its systems as well as the astronauts on board. During the 11-day mission, he was systems engineer, monitoring the electrical communications and life support systems. All three astronauts caught cold, a first in space. They re-entered the earth's atmosphere without helmets so as not to rupture their eardrums.

Cunningham resigned from NASA on 1 August 1971 to become V.P. of Century Development Corp, Houston, Texas.

He is the author of The All-American Boys (1977), a reminiscence of his astronaut days. Following the deaths of Donn F. Eisele in 1987 and Wally Schirra in 2007, Cunningham is the last surviving crew member of Apollo 7.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • associate relationship with Eisele, Donn (born 23 June 1930)

Events

  • Work : Great Achievement 11 October 1968 (Space aboard Apollo 7)
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1977 (Memoir "The All-American Boys")

Source Notes

Birth certificate in hand from Sy Scholfield, copy on file.

Previously LMR quoted date in reference books; time unknown.

Categories

  • Vocation : Business : Top executive
  • Vocation : Travel : Astronaut
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer (Memoir "The All-American Boys")
  • Notable : Famous : Historic figure