Cape Canaveral, Florida. October 11, 1968. Apollo 7 astronauts Walter M. Schirra, Donn F. Eisele, and R. Walter Cunningham blast into the beyond on the first mission in the United States’ Apollo program to carry a crew into space. The mission would last 10 days, 20 hours, 9 minutes, 3 seconds, completing 163 orbits around the Earth before splashing down in the North Atlantic.

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