R.I.P. Walt Cunningham, Apollo 7 Astronaut

The Associated Press:

Walter Cunningham, the last surviving astronaut from the first successful crewed space mission in NASA’s Apollo program, died Tuesday in Houston. He was 90.

Walt Cunningham was the LMP (Lunar Module Pilot) on Apollo 7, the mission that saved the space program after the tragedy of Apollo 1. Along with Commander Wally Schirra and CMP Donn Eisele, Apollo 7 was a near perfect mission, and was so successful, in fact, that just two and one-half months later, NASA sent Apollo 8 — with no Lunar Module — to orbit the Moon.

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