Apollo 7 Commander Wally Schirra's Flown Space Suit Patches (Three) in a Framed Display, Originally from His Personal Collecti...
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Wally Schirra (1923-2007) was one of the original seven astronauts chosen by NASA in 1959 for Project Mercury. He was the fifth American to fly into space in Mercury-Atlas 8 Sigma (Σ) 7 on October 3, 1962, when he made six earth orbits. Schirra then commanded the Gemini 6A mission, December 15-16, 1965, which accomplished the first manned rendezvous with another spacecraft (Gemini 7) during its sixteen orbit flight. When Schirra commanded the Apollo 7 mission, he became the first person to fly into space three times and the only person to fly in all of America's first three space programs. In his distinguished career, Schirra logged a total of 295 hours and 15 minutes in space.
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