Wally Schirra

Wally Schirra
1923 - 2007

Wally Schirra  American Astronaut

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First Name Wally
Last Name Schirra
Age 84 (age at death) years
Birthday 12th March, 1923
Birthplace Hackensack, New Jersey
Died 3rd May, 2007
Place of Death La Jolla, California
Buried Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA
Height 5' 10" (178 cm)
Build Average
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Brown - Light
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Sexuality Straight
Religion Anglican / Episcopalian
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Naval aviator, test pilot
Occupation Astronaut

Walter Marty Schirra Jr. (, March 12, 1923 – May 3, 2007), (Captain, USN, Ret.), was an American naval aviator, test pilot, and NASA astronaut. In 1959, he became one of the original seven astronauts chosen for Project Mercury, which was the United States' first effort to put human beings into space. On October 3, 1962, he flew the six-orbit, nine-hour, Mercury-Atlas 8 mission, in a spacecraft he nicknamed Sigma 7.
At the time of his mission in Sigma 7, Schirra became the fifth American and ninth human to travel 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 and the first crewed launch for the Apollo program.

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Filmography

FilmYearCharacterType
The Real Right Stuff2020Self (archiveFootage)Movie
Mercury 132018Himself, Mercury astronaut (archiveFootage)Movie
Failure Is Not an Option2003Himself - AstronautTV Movie
Moon Shot1994Himself - Astronaut (also archive footage)TV Movie
Star Trek 25th Anniversary Special1991Himself (as Walter M. Schirra Jr.)TV Movie
For All Mankind1989Himself (archiveFootage)Movie
Spaceflight1985HimselfTV Show
The Astronaut1972TV Movie
Dinah's Place1970Himself - AustronautTV Show
Charlie Brown and Charles Schulz1969HimselfTV Movie

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