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NASA footage of the launch of Apollo 7 the first manned Apollo on a Saturn IB rocket

Apollo 7 was the first manned mission in the United States Apollo space program, and the first manned US space flight after a cabin fire killed the crew of w...

Apollo 7 Launch (PAO)

The launch of Apollo 7 - Shows the countdown from about T-2 minutes through SECO. The first portion is the TV coverage audio to the T-21 second point when th...

Flight of Apollo 7 : NASA : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming

Shows the first manned mission in the U.S. Apollo manned lunar landing program. Shows three astronauts living and working aboard the Apollo command module...

Launch of Apollo 7 (CBS)

CBS coverage of the launch of Apollo 7 - October 11th 1968. Walter Cronkite reports for CBS.

Apollo 7 - Wikipedia

First crewed mission of the Apollo space program Apollo 7 was an October 1968 human spaceflight mission carried out by the United States. It was the first mission in the United States' Apollo program to carry a crew into space. It was also the first U.S. spaceflight to carry astronauts …

Apollo 7

Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Human Exploration

Low Earth Orbit Space Launch Complex 34 Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

The Apollo 7 crew was commanded by Walter M. Schirra, with Command Module Pilot Donn F. Eisele, and Lunar Module Pilot R. Walter Cunningham. Their mission was Apollo's 'C' mission, an 11-day Earth-orbital test flight to check out the redesigned Block II Apollo Command/Service Module (CSM) with a crew on board.

Saturn IB

Family: Saturn
Configuration: IB

The Saturn IB (pronounced "one B", also known as the Uprated Saturn I) was an American launch vehicle commissioned by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for the Apollo program. It replaced the S-IV second stage of the Saturn I with the much more powerful S-IVB, able to launch a partially fueled Apollo Command/Service Module (CSM) or a fully fueled Lunar Module (LM) into low Earth orbit for early flight tests before the larger Saturn V needed for lunar flight was ready.

Specifications
  • Stages
    2
  • Length
    43.2 m
  • Diameter
    6.61 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    590 T
  • Thrust
    7100 kN
Family
  • Name
    Saturn IB
  • Family
    Saturn
  • Variant
    IB
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Saturn IB
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    21000 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Apollo CSM-101


In-active Human Rated Crew On-board: 3 Crew Capacity: 3 Payload Capacity: 1050 kg
Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Serial Number: CSM-101

CSM-101 was an Apollo Command & Service Module used in the Apollo 7 mission.

Apollo Command/Service Module Details

Crew


Wally Schirra

Commander - American - (NASA)

Status: Deceased

Date of Birth: March 12, 1923
Date of Death: May 3, 2007

Donn F. Eisele

Command Module Pilot - American - (NASA)

Status: Deceased

Date of Birth: June 23, 1930
Date of Death: Dec. 2, 1987

Walter Cunningham

Lunar Module Pilot - American - (NASA)

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: March 16, 1932
Age: 88

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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Administrator: Jim Bridenstine Founded: 1958 Successes: 38 Failures: 3 Pending: 8

Agency Type: Government

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research. NASA have many launch facilities but most are inactive. The most commonly used pad will be LC-39B at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

INFO WIKI

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Space Launch Complex 34


Long March 3
Success
5 hours, 12 minutes ago
Tiantong-1-03
Launch Complex 2 (LC-2) - Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

Tiantong-1-03 is the third satellite in a series of Chinese geostationary communication satellites.


LauncherOne
Success
2 days, 1 hour ago
Launch Demo 2 (VCLS ELaNa XX)
Mojave Air and Space Port - Air launch to orbit

This is Virgin Orbit's second attempt to launch the LauncherOne rocket. It also carries cubesats which were contracted by NASA through Venture Class …


New Shepard
Success
5 days, 4 hours ago
NS-14
West Texas Suborbital Launch Site/ Corn Ranch - Corn Ranch, USA

For this mission, the New Shepard crew capsule will be outfitted with upgrades for the astronaut experience as the program nears human space flight. …


Falcon 9 Block 5
Success
1 week, 4 days ago
Türksat 5A
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Türksat 5A is the first of two Turkish next generation communications satellites, which will be operated by Türksat for commercial and military purpo…


Soyuz STA
Success
3 weeks ago
CSO-2
Soyuz Launch Complex - Kourou, French Guiana

The CSO-2 (Composante Spatiale Optique-2) satellite is the second of three new-generation high-resolution optical imaging satellites for the French m…


Long March 4C
Success
3 weeks, 2 days ago
Long March 4C
Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Long March 8
Success
4 weeks ago
XJY-7 & others
Wenchang - Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

XJY-7 is an undisclosed Chinese government payload for the first launch of Long March 8


Falcon 9 Block 5
Success
1 month ago
NROL-108
Launch Complex 39A - Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Classified payload for NRO.


Soyuz 2.1B
Success
1 month ago
OneWeb 4
Cosmodrome Site 1S - Vostochny Cosmodrome, Siberia, Russian Federation

A batch of 36 satellites for the OneWeb satellite constellation, which is intended to provide global Interned broadband service for individual consum…


PSLV-XL
Success
1 month ago
CMS-01 (GSAT-12R)
Satish Dhawan Space Centre First Launch Pad - Sriharikota, Republic of India

CMS-01, formerly also known as GSAT-12R, is an Indian geostationary telecommunications satellite. It's designed to last for 7 years and will provide …