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1962 Press Photo Walter Schirra Test Pilot Astronaut - RRX36701

AdID: 1241249

Availability: In stock

Part Number: RRX36701

Height: 8

Width: 8

Source: Rogers


Photo measures 8 x 8. Walter Schirra and his wife at Rice, Illinois.

Walter Marty Schirra, Jr. (March 12, 1923 – May 3, 2007) was an American test pilot, United States Navy officer, and one of the original Mercury 7 astronauts chosen for the Project Mercury, America's effort to put humans in space. He is the only person to fly in all of America's first three space programs (Mercury, Gemini and Apollo). He logged a total of 295 hours and 15 minutes in space.

Schirra was the fifth American and the ninth human to ride a rocket into space. He was the first person to go into space three times.

USNS Wally Schirra, a Lewis and Clark class dry cargo ship named for Schirra, was christened and launched March 8, 2009.

A street and a small park are named for Schirra in Oradell, New Jersey.