Space: Apollo 7 (Launch)
|born on||11 October 1968 at 11:02:45 (= 11:02:45 AM )|
|Place||Cape Canaveral, Florida, 28n24, 80w36|
|Timezone||EDT h4w (is daylight saving time)|
|Astrology data||18°21' 15°30 Asc. 05°12'|
Apollo 7 was a 1968 human spaceflight mission carried out by the United States of America. It was the first mission in the United States' Apollo program to carry a crew into space. It was also the first American space flight to carry astronauts into low Earth orbit after a cabin fire killed the Apollo 1 crew in 1967. Apollo 1, also known as AS-204, originally was to be the first flight. Instead, Apollo 7 carried out the mission that Apollo 1 was scheduled to do.
The crew was commanded by Walter M. Schirra, with Command Module Pilot Donn F. Eisele, and Lunar Module Pilot R. Walter Cunningham.
It was a 'C' type mission—an 11-day Earth-orbital test flight, using the first Saturn IB launch vehicle to put a crew into space, test and checkout of the redesigned Block II Apollo Command/Service Module (CSM) with a crew on board, the first live TV broadcast from an American spacecraft, and the first three-person American space mission. It was successfully launched on October 11, 1968, from what was then known as Cape Kennedy Air Force Station, Florida.
Despite tension between the crew and ground controllers, the mission was a complete technical success, giving NASA the confidence to launch Apollo 8 around the Moon two months later. However, the flight would prove to be the last NASA space flight for all of its three crew members when it splashed down in Atlantic Ocean on October 22, 1968. It was also the final manned launch from Cape Kennedy Air Force Station.
- compare to chart of Cernan, Gene (born 14 March 1934). Notes: Backup crew member
- compare to chart of Cunningham, Walter (born 16 March 1932). Notes: Crew member
- compare to chart of Eisele, Donn (born 23 June 1930). Notes: Crew member
- compare to chart of Evans, Ronald (born 10 November 1933). Notes: Support crew member
- compare to chart of Pogue, William E. (born 23 January 1930). Notes: Support crew member
- compare to chart of Schirra, Walter (born 12 March 1923). Notes: Crew member
- compare to chart of Stafford, Thomas P. (born 17 September 1930). Notes: Backup crew member
- compare to chart of Swigert, Jack (born 30 August 1931). Notes: Support crew member
- compare to chart of Young, John W. (born 24 September 1930). Notes: Backup crew member
- Other Misc. 22 October 1968 at 11:11:48 AM in Hamilton (Landing 27°32′N 64°04′W; 500 km south of Bermuda (UTC time))
chart Placidus Equal_H.
NASA mission pages: Apollo 7
Launch Oct. 11, 1968; 11:02:45 a.m. EST
Launch Complex 34
- Mundane : Medical/Science : Space