October 11, 1968 : Apollo 7 launched

Introduction

Apollo 7, the first manned Apollo mission, is launched with astronauts Walter M. Schirra, Jr.; Donn F. Eisele; and Walter Cunningham aboard. Under the command of Schirra, the crew of Apollo 7 conducted an 11-day orbit of Earth, during which the crew transmitted the first live television broadcasts from orbit.

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October 11, 1968 : Apollo 7 launched

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    History.com Staff

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  • Year Published

    2010

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    October 11, 1968 : Apollo 7 launched

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    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/apollo-7-launched

  • Access Date

    October 22, 2017

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    A+E Networks