Crew of Apollo 7 mission splash down

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22 Oct 1968

After launching from Kennedy Space Center on October 11, the crew of Apollo 7, Walter M. Schirra, Jr., commander; Donn F. Eisele, command module pilot; and Walter Cunningham, lunar module pilot, splashed down at 7:11:48 am (EDT). This was the first U.S. three manned mission, the first flight of Block II Apollo Spacecraft, first flight of the Apollo space suits, first flight with full crew support equipment, and the first live national TV boradcast from space during a manned space flight.


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