October 11, 1968 – this day in aviation history
On Oct. 11, 1968, Apollo 7, the first manned Apollo mission, was launched with astronauts Wally Schirra, Donn Fulton Eisele and R. Walter Cunningham aboard.
- Astronauts on Apollo 7 Circling Earth in 11-Day Test for Manned Journey to Moon – New York Times front page article
- Apollo 7 – Wikipedia overview
- Apollo-7 (23) – The Walt, Wally & Don Show – detailed NASA account of the mission and some problems that arose during the 11 days in space