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Wally Schirra

Real/Birth Name:
Walter Marty Schirra Jr.
Nickname(s):
Wally
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Test pilot and astronaut. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2010. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1990. New Jersey Aviation Hall of Fame 1982. International Space Hall of Fame. National Aviation Hall of Fame 1986. Aviation Hall of Fame of New Jersey 1982. International Air & Space Hall of Fame 1970. United States Naval Aviation Hall of Honor 2000.

Space Missions:

Apollo 7 (1968)
First manned Earth orbital demonstration of Block II CSM, launched on Saturn IB. First live television publicly broadcast from a manned mission.
Gemini 6 (1965)
First space rendezvous accomplished with Gemini 7, station-keeping for over five hours at distances from 1 to 300 ft.
Mercury-Atlas 8 (1962)
Call sign: Sigma 7. 6 orbits. The flight closest to plan. Carried out maneuvering tests. Recovered by carrier USS Kearsarge.
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