|Birthname||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)|
|Astrology data||26°22' 15°38 Asc. 09°24'|
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.
- associate relationship with Eisele, Donn (born 23 June 1930)
- compare to chart of Space: Apollo 7 (Launch) (born 11 October 1968). Notes: Crew member
- Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1977 (Memoir "The All-American Boys")
Birth certificate in hand from Sy Scholfield, copy on file.
Previously LMR quoted date in reference books; time unknown.
- Vocation : Business : Top executive
- Vocation : Travel : Astronaut
- Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer (Memoir "The All-American Boys")
- Notable : Famous : Historic figure