APOLLO SPLASH DOWN ON THIS DAY IN 1968

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October 22, 1968, Apollo 7, the first manned Apollo mission splashed down during 
a rainstorm in the Atlantic 200 nautical miles SSW of Bermuda, close to the planned  
impact point and 8 miles north of the recovery ship.The tired, but happy crew was 
picked up by helicopter and taken to the U.S.S. Essex. The Apollo 7 Capsule is  
currently on display at the Frontiers of Flight Museum located next to Love
Field in Dallas Texas.  

 

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The Apollo 7 Crew from left: Command Moduel Pilot Donn F. Eisele,
Commander Walter M. Schirra, and Lunar Module Pilot R. Walter
Cunningham.

 

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The Apollo 7 Capsule on display

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