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Apollo 7
Apollo 7 during the first live television transmission from space.jpg
The crew o Apollo 7 transmittit the first live broadcast televeesion abuird an American manned spacecraft.
Mission teep Manned CSM test flicht
Operator NASA[1]
COSPAR ID 1968-089A
SATCAT no. 3486
Mission duration 10 days, 20 hours, 9 minutes, 3 seconds
Orbits completit 163
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft Apollo CSM-101
Manufacturer North American Rockwell
Launch mass 36,419 pounds (16,519 kg)[2]
Laundin mass 11,409 pounds (5,175 kg)
Crew size 3
Members Walter M. Schirra
Donn F. Eisele
R. Walter Cunningham
Callsign Apollo 7
Stairt o mission
Launch date October 11, 1968, 15:02:45 (1968-10-11UTC15:02:45Z) UTC
Rocket Saturn IB SA-205
Launch steid Cape Kennedy LC-34
End of mission
Rekivert bi USS Essex
Laundin date October 22, 1968, 11:11:48 (1968-10-22UTC11:11:49Z) UTC
Laundin steid North Atlantic Ocean
27°32′N 64°04′W / 27.533°N 64.067°W / 27.533; -64.067 (Apollo 7 splashdown)
Orbital parameters
Reference seestem Geocentric
Regime Law Yird orbit
Perigee 227 kilometers (123 nmi)
Apogee 301 kilometers (163 nmi)
Inclination 31.6 degrees
Period 89.79 minutes
Epoch October 13, 1968[3]


The Apollo 7 Prime Crew - GPN-2000-001160.jpg
Left tae richt: Eisele, Schirra, Cunningham 

Apollo 7 was a 1968 human spaceflicht mission carried oot bi the Unitit States o Americae. It wis the first mission in the Unitit States' Apollo program tae carry a crew intae space.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Orloff, Richard W. (September 2004) [First published 2000]. "Table of Contents". Apollo by the Numbers: A Statistical Reference. NASA History Division, Office of Policy and Plans. NASA History Series. Washington, D.C.: NASA. ISBN 0-16-050631-X. LCCN 00061677. NASA SP-2000-4029. Archived frae the oreeginal on August 23, 2007. Retrieved July 6, 2013. 
  2. "Apollo 7 Mission Report" (PDF). Washington, D.C.: NASA. December 1, 1968. p. A-47. 
  3. McDowell, Jonathan. "SATCAT". Jonathan's Space Pages. Retrieved March 23, 2014.