Wally Schirra Death
Wally passed away on May 3, 2007 at the age of 84 in La Jolla, California.
When did Wally Schirra die?May 3, 2007
How old was Wally Schirra when died?84
Where did Wally Schirra die? What was the location of death?La Jolla, California
Wally Schirra Birthday and Date of Death
Wally Schirra was born on March 12, 1923 and died on May 3, 2007. Wally was 84 years old at the time of death.
Birthday: March 12, 1923
Date of Death: May 3, 2007
Age at Death: 84
Wally Schirra - Biography
Walter Marty "Wally" Schirra, Jr. (March 12, 1923 – May 3, 2007), (Capt, USN), was an American naval officer and aviator, aeronautical engineer, test pilot, and one of the original seven astronauts chosen for Project Mercury, United States first effort to put humans in space. He flew the six-orbit, nine-hour Mercury-Atlas 8 mission on October 3, 1962, becoming the fifth American, and the ninth human, to ride a rocket into space. In the two-man Gemini program, he achieved the first space rendezvous, station-keeping his Gemini 6A spacecraft within 1 foot (30 cm) of the sister Gemini 7 spacecraft in December 1965. In October 1968, he commanded Apollo 7, an 11-day low Earth orbit shakedown test of the three-man Apollo Command/Service Module. He was the first person to go into space three times, and the only person to have flown in Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo, logging a total of 295 hours and 15 minutes in space. He retired from the U.S. Navy at the rank of Captain and from NASA after his Apollo flight, becoming a consultant to CBS News for its coverage of the subsequent Apollo flights. He joined Walter Cronkite as co-anchor for the seven Moon landing missions.