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. It was the first launch of a Saturn IB vehicle to put a crew into space, the first three-person American space mission, and the first live TV broadcast from an American spacecraft.What can anyone say?
As far as I am concerned the 1960s US Space Program represents the best of humanity.
This is the Apollo VII patch:
An old college buddy of mine, Jon Lee, is the only friend that I have in the world that likewise has a mission patch.
I can't seem to find it on-line, but I have the thing itself framed.
He did some work for the Mars Desert Research Station.
Who knows what, exactly?
The guy is a pharmacologist, after all.