(22 Jan. 1968) — Two prime crew members of the first manned Apollo space flight were present at Cape Kennedy for the launch of the Apollo V (LM-1/Saturn 204) unmanned space mission. On left is astronaut Walter M. Schirra Jr.; and on right is astronaut R. Walter Cunningham. In background is the Apollo V stack at Launch Complex 37 ready for launch.
(16 Dec. 1965) — Crewmen of the aircraft carrier USS Wasp gather on deck to watch the recovery of the Gemini-6 spacecraft and astronauts. The Gemini spacecraft is being hoisted along the side of the ship by crane. Photo credit: NASA or National Aeronautics and Space Administration
(20 Oct. 1968) — A heavy beard covers the face of astronaut Walter M. Schirra Jr., Apollo 7 commander, as he looks out the rendezvous window in front of the commander’s station on the ninth day of the Apollo 7 mission.
(22 Oct. 1968) — The Apollo 7 crew arrives aboard the USS Essex, the prime recovery ship for the mission. Left to right, are astronauts Walter M. Schirra Jr., commander; Donn F. Eisele, command module pilot; Walter Cunningham, lunar module pilot; and Dr. Donald E. Stullken, NASA Recovery Team Leader from the Manned Spacecraft Center’s (MSC) Landing and Recovery Division. The crew is pausing in the doorway of the recovery helicopter.
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The crews of Gemini III through VII holding their respective mission’s emblem. (1966)
Gordo looks like a proud dad showing off his son Pete’s artwork. Wally over there lookin like a 1950s Hollywood actor who can’t wait to be in a movie with Frank Sinatra. Shaky’s having the time of his life while John looks slightly terrified. And Jimbo couldn’t possibly care any less than he already does.
If the guys in the front are sitting on a desk, what about those in the back? Are the kneeling on it? Standing behind it? The world may never know…