Apollo 7

“The Walt, Wally and Donn Show”

Crew: Walter Schirra Jr. (Commander); Eugene Cernan (Lunar Module Pilot); John Young (Command Module Pilot)

Launch Vehicle: Saturn 1B

Spacecraft: CSM-101

Launch Date: October 11, 1968

Return Date: October 22, 1968

Launched on the smaller Saturn 1B rocket, Apollo 7 accomplished the goal of testing the CSM in Earth orbit. It cleared the way for future lunar orbit missions and demonstrated the capability to broadcast live TV from space.

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