Astronaut Walter M. Schirra

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    Collection: NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Collection
    Name of Image: Astronaut Walter M. Schirra

    Full Description: Astronaut Walter M. "Wally" Schirra, one of the original seven astronauts for Mercury Project selected by NASA on April 27, 1959. The MA-8 (Mercury-Atlas) mission with Sigma 7 spacecraft was the third marned orbital flight by the United States, and made the six orbits in 9-1/4 hours.

    Date of Image: 1959-04-27

    Reference Number: MSFC-75-SA-4105-2C
    MIX #: 8892072
    NIX #: MSFC-8892072
    MSFC Negative Number: 8892072
    UID: SPD-MARSH-8892072
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    thomas line, j zoebisch, madamscience, and 24 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. x-ray delta one 38 months ago | reply

      ... Wally, like a lot of the other astronauts used in these poses, has that 'take the damn picture' look!

    2. pennylrichardsca (now at ipernity) 33 months ago | reply

      Used this one for a child's birthday card:

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