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