Apollo 7



DescriptionApollo 7 was a 1968 human spaceflight mission carried out by the United States of America. It was the first mission in the United States' Apollo program to carry a crew into space. It was also the first American space flight to carry astronauts into low Earth orbit after a cabin fire killed the Apollo 1 crew in 1967. Apollo 1, also known as AS-204, originally was to be the first flight. Instead, Apollo 7 carried out the mission that Apollo 1 was scheduled to do. The crew was commanded by Walter M. Schirra, with Command Module Pilot Donn F. Eisele, and Lunar Module Pilot R. Walter Cunningham.
Year of flight1968
Mission Duration10 days 20 hours 9 minutes 3 seconds
Days of mission11
Launch Date11/10/1968
Landing Date22/10/1968
Launch site (Mapping)Cape Canaveral Airforce Station
Landing site (Mapping)27.533, -64.067
Landing siteNorth Atlantic Ocean
Launch mass (kg)16519
OperatorNASA
Mission typeManned CSM test flight
Reference systemGeocentric
Perigee (km)232.00
Apogee (km)300.00
Orbital period (minutes)89.78
Orbits completed163
Inclination (degreees)31.63
Crew size3
MembersWalter M. Schirra Donn F. Eisele R. Walter Cunningham Callsign Apollo 7
Spacecraft typeApollo CSM
Spacecraft ManucaturerNorth American Rockwell
Source (Wikipedia Page)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_7