A P O L L O   7   (Schirra, Cunningham and Eisele)

 

The Apollo program was designed to land humans on the Moon and bring them safely back to Earth. Six of the missions (Apollos 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, and 17) achieved this goal. Apollos 7 and 9 were Earth orbiting missions to test the Command and Lunar Modules, and did not return lunar data. Apollos 8 and 10 tested various components while orbiting the Moon, and returned photography of the lunar surface. Apollo 13 did not land on the Moon due to a malfunction, but also returned photographs. The six missions that landed on the Moon returned a wealth of scientific data and almost 400 kilograms of lunar samples. Experiments included soil mechanics, meteoroids, seismic, heat flow, lunar ranging, magnetic fields, and solar wind experiments.

 

   



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APOLLO 7 CREW - MULTI SIGNED


Apollo 7 Crew Signed Photo Apollo 7 crew signed NASA Red Stamped photo from the personal collection of former NASA figure William H. Todd.  Bill's career in the aerospace industry spanned some of America's most pioneering aerospace programs including the P-51 Mustang, X-15, B-70, Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Skylab and Space Shuttle programs. 

He amassed quite a collection over his carreer as a result of his work and this photo was dedicated to him by the Apollo 7 crew.  Shows some discoloration from being framed all these years but still in very good condition and absolutely authentic.  It's a NASA red stamped photo and measures 8x10.  This is getting to be a difficult crew signed photo to find these days.

#Apollo 7 - Crew Signed (D52)
$825

 





This official NASA meatball numbered press release photo has been hand signed and inscribed by Wally Schirra and Walt Cunningham who each add mission information. This photo measures 8" x 10" and is signed in bold blue sharpie.

 

#Apollo 7 Multi - 1
$295




This official NASA worm numbered press release photo has been hand signed and inscribed by Wally Schirra and Walt Cunningham who each add mission information   This photo measures 8" x 10" and is signed in bold blue sharpie.

 

#Apollo 7 Multi - 2
$295





This official NASA worm numbered press release photo has been hand signed and inscribed by Wally Schirra who adds mission information and Walt Cunningham who adds the inscription with splashdown date on the bottom.  This photo measures 8" x 10" and is signed in bold black sharpie.

 

#Apollo 7 Multi - 3
$295








The Apollo 7 crew posed for this photo in a lighthearted moment.  They were in fact, only a few feet off the ground.  This is very rare image I originally obtained to reproduce with permission from Wally Schirra who found it in his personal archives.  This one is hand signed by Wally who writes, "Yikes" and Walt Cunningham who adds, "Oh, hell no !"  A most unique image and inscription that you'll only find here at Farthest Reaches ...

 

#Apollo 7 Multi - 4
$295

 





The Apollo 7 crew shot this photo of the expended Saturn IVB stage. It was taken over Sonora Mexico during the Apollo 7's 2nd earth orbit.  It is signed accordingly by Wally Schirra and Walt Cunningham who also adds, "Sonora, Mexico - 10 Oct. 1968".  This is an official worm NASA press release photo.  Beautifully shot and signed in black sharpie. 

 

#Apollo 7 Multi - 5
$295






This truly awesome shot of the Apollo 7 shows it's blazing contrail as it streaks toward toward orbit.  It is perfectly signed in bold black sharpie by both Wally Schirra and Walt Cunningham.  Both add mission information with Wally also adding the mission dates, "11-22 Oct" 68".  It is hand signed by both in bold black sharpie.  I only have a few of these remaining and when they're gone...they're gone. 

 

 

#Apollo 7 Multi - 6
$325







This most unique image is from the evening Wally Schirra, Walt Cunningham and Bill "Jose Jimenez" Dana were invited guests at a Houston Astro's baseball game.  THis is not a NASA image but rather shot by a professional photographer who's name is stamped on the reverse.  Both Wally and Walt has hand signed this unusual image in blue sharpie with each adding their Apollo 7 mission information.  The back of the photo is also date stamped April 12th, 1965.  Photo is in excellent condition and measures 8" x 10".  This is a "one of".

 

 

#Apollo 7 Multi - 7
$250





Wally Schirra & Walt Cunningham confer with the Saturn 1B in background.  Each has handsigned in blue sharpie with their mission information added.  Measures 8" x 10".

 

#Apollo 7  Multi - 8
$175





 

Wally Schirra & Walt Cunningham have hand signed this later day NASA Worm press release photo.  This image was taken just after splashdown.  Both have added their mission information.  Photo measures 8" x 10" and is in pristine condition. 

 

#Apollo 7 Multi - 9
$175

 





 

The Apollo 7 Crew on the deck of the USS Essex following splashdown and recovery. Wally Schirra & Walt Cunningham have hand signed this photo and have added mission information.  Measures 8" x 10".

 

#Apollo 7 Multi - 10
$250

 





 

This is a stunning image showing Apollo 7 astronauts Wally Schirra (black sharpie) & Walt Cunningham (blue sharpie) during their walkout.  The image is hand signed by each.  Measures 8" x 10". 

 

 

#Apollo 7 Multi - 11
$225

 



Image showing a post flight inspection of Apollo 7 Command Module by Wally Schirra and Walt Cunningham following their recovery by the USS Essex.  Both have hand signed this seldom seen image in blue sharpie.  Image measures 8" x 10".

 

#Apollo 7 Multi - 12
$225

 





 

Amazing image of Apollo 7 Launch with Vehicle Assembly Building in background.  This 8" x 10" glossy is hand signed by Walt Cunningham and Wally Schirra who adds mission information and dates


#WS Apollo 7 - 13
$325


 

 

 

This vintage NASA press release photo (with purple information on reverse) shows the Apollo 7 flight crew arriving at KSC following their successful mission.  Rocco Petrone can be seen shaking hands with Wally Schirra, Apollo 7 CDR.  This image is hand signed by Wally and Walt Cunningham.  Walt adds mission information.  Signed in blue sharpie and measures 8" x 10". 

 

 

#Cunningham - KSC Arrival

$140

 


Wally Schirra

All measure 8x10 unless specified otherwise



Wally Schirra hand signs an Apollo 7 launch image on SpaceShots card #0158.  In pristine condition.  Measures 2.5" x 3.5".

 

#Schirra Space Shot #0158 (black)

$110



Wally Schirra hand signs an Apollo 7 launch image on SpaceShots card #0158.  In pristine condition.  Measures 2.5" x 3.5".

 

#Schirra Space Shot #0158 (gold)

$90



 

 

Wally Schirra has hand signed (black sharpie) the cover of this completely intact Life Magazine dated 5/19/67. Mission information is also added. Life Magazine played a key role in telling the Astronaut's stories per contractual arrangement between Life and the Astronaut's themselves.

 

#WS Apollo 7 - Life Magazine

$265



 

 

Vintage NASA press release photo containing usual NASA information on reverse.  Image shows view from Apollo 7 of the Atlantic Coastal area of northeastern Uruguay and Southern Brazil, showing Lagoa Mirim and Lagoa dos Patos.  Deke Slayton is seen here on October 9th, 1968 briefing the Apollo 7 Flight Crew just a few days before their scheduled launch. This is a NASA vintage press release photo measuring 8" x 10".  It has been hand signed in blue sharpie by Wally Schirra who has added mission information.  Walt Cunningham could be added.


#WS Apollo 7 - Launch Briefing

$195

 





 

 

 

Vintage NASA press release photo containing usual NASA information on reverse.  Image shows view from Apollo 7 of the Atlantic Coastal area of northeastern Uruguay and Southern Brazil, showing Lagoa Mirim and Lagoa dos Patos. 

 

 

#WS Apollo 7 - Earth View Uruguay

$75

 





 

 

 

Vintage NASA press release photo containing usual NASA information on reverse. 
 Image shows Majuro, Mili and Arno atolls in the Ratak chain of the Marshall Islands as viewed from Apollo 7.  This image was taken during it's 9th revolution of the Earth.  Wally Schirra hand signs this 8" x 10" image in black sharpie. 

 

 

#WS - Apollo 7 - Earth View Marshall Islands

$75 

 

 

Apollo 7 close up of debris on the spacecraft window taken during flight.  This is a VERY vintage NASA press release glossy.  It has been hand signed in black sharpie by Wally Schirra.  Measures 8" x 10". Most interesting...

 

 

#WS - Apollo 7 - Window Debris

$150



 

This is arguably the most impressive launch photo I've yet seen.  It is the launch of Apollo 7 and is perfectly hand signed by CDR Wally Schirra who adds mission information as well as flight dates.  This image measures 8" x 10 and is signed in black sharpie. 

 

 

#WS Apollo 7 - 17

$225




This is a photo reproduction of a NASA litho showing mission highlights from the flght of Apollo 7.  I have a very small number of these that have been hand signed in black sharpie by Wally Schirra who has also added mission infomation.  Would be great to have co-signed by Walt Cunningham or perhaps some Flight Conrtolers.  Measures 8" x 10".


#WS - Apollo 7 - Mission Highlights

$150




 

Apollo 7 mission image of sunlight streaming through the CM window showing a tired

Wally Schirra.  This and the like image of Walt Cunningham are two of the most striking in capsule images taken during Project Apollo, at least in my opinion.  Wally hand signs in black sharpie and adds mission information.  I produced this with the white band at bottom in order to capture the image "full frame" as it was originally shot.  Measures 8" x 10". 

 

 

#WS Apollo 7 -  Reflecting (FF)

$225


 

 

 

For those of you who prefer an edge to edge image, I offer this alternative of  "WS Apollo 7 - 16".  The difference here is that it is cropped in order to provide a full 8" x 10" (spacecraft window has been cropped out) and presented so that it may be displayed either vertically OR horizontally. Wally has also hand signed in black sharpie with mission information AND "Oct '68" added.   Either of these two images are quite strikng and produced as nicely as you'll ever see them offered anywhere.  Only a small number of each remain.

 

 

#WS Apollo 7 - Reflecting (8x10)

$225



This image taken from an Apollo 7 television transmission (which Wally was NOT fond of having to do)  shows Wally Schirra reaching for his onboard motion picture camera.  The image was captured on the spacecraft's 90th revolution.  This is a vintage NASA press release photo with the purple NASA stamped information on it's reverse side.  Wally has signed in black sharpie and added mission information to this 8" x 10" photo. 

 

 

#WS Apollo 7 -  TV Transmission (Vintage)

$235


 

 

 

This beautiful Apollo 7 post splashdown shows Wally Schirra emerging from his Command Module into the recovery raft.  This photo also provides a good look at the burnt/frayed Kapton on the spacecraft remaining after reentry.  Pieces of the Kapton picture here have no doubt found their way into our own collections over the years.  Wally has hand signed this image in bold black sharpie with added mission information and mission dates.  This image as well as many offered on this site have been hand signed specifically for Farthest Reaches.  Measures 8" x 10". 

 

#WS Apollo 7 - 67

$225

  



 

 

Vintage Beautiful portrait of Wally Schirra with camera and rocket model.  It is neatly hand signed in bold black shapie in excellent contrast to the image. Measures 8" x 10". 

 

#WS - Apollo 7 - Portrait w/ Model

$175

 


 

 

 

This image shows the Apollo 7 Command Module following recovery aboard the U.S.S. Essex.  Two of the spacecraft's uprighting system's three inflatable bags atop the spacecraft enabled it to turn right side up after the apex pointed downward.  Wally Schirra has inscribed accordingly, "Bags Over !!" along with his signature which is in bold blue sharpie.  This is a vintage NASA press release glossy photo with stamped NASA information in the reverse.  Measures 8" x 10".

 

 

#WS Apollo 7 -  Bags Over

$225

 

 

 

"Gotcha !!"  (Apollo 7)

Hand signed by Wally Schirra

BREAKING THE TENSION OF THE WORLDS MOST DANGEROUS
PROFESSION WAS A DIRTY JOB,  BUT SOMEBODY HAD TO DO IT !


 

 

 

Tom Cruise had nothing on Wally Schirra when it came to "The need for speed" which is exactly how Wally has inscribed this image of him in his Corvette.  Unfortunately as he explained it to me, his scarf which was actually a large roll of gauze from Sick Bay nearly hung him when he tossed it out at 40mph.  He called this incident a "self imposed Gotcha !"  I only have 4 of these remaining and promise you won't find them anywhere else.

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#WS - Apollo - "Need for Speed"
$175

 

 

 

"Keep Those Cards and Letters Coming"

(from the Apollo 7 Television Broadcast)

 

This image shows one of the infamous cue cards used duing a live TV transmission from space. That's Wally on the right and Donn Eisele on the left.  Wally hand signs in blue sharpie and adds mission information. Incidently, the flight crew won an Emmy for their efforts as these were the first ever live television transmissions from space (no kidding!).  Measures 8" x 10".

 

 

#WS - Apollo - "Keep those cards...."
$175

 

 

 

 

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 Donn Eisele

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This 3x5" index card is hand signed by Donn Eisele.  The card is signed on the unlined side and is cream colored.  The signature is in blue ballpoint. It's condition is excellent.

 

#Eisele Apollo 7 - Index

$150

 

 

 

 

Walt Cunningham

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The Apollo 7 crew posed for this photo in a lighthearted moment.  They were in fact, only a few feet off the ground.  A very rare image originally obtained to reproduce with permission from Wally Schirra who found it in his personal archives.  This one is hand signed by Walt Cunningham who adds, "YIKES!!!"  Most unique.

 

 

#Cunningham - YIKES!
$95




 

This is an image of Walt Cunningham suiting up for the flight of Apollo 7.  He has inscribed accordingly, "Suiting up, Oct. 11, 1968.  It measures 8" x 10" is signed in black sharpie and in pristinne condition. 

 

#Cunningham - 01
$95

 

 

 

 

The Front Line of Apollo is unlike any image I've seen of an Apollo crew.  This photo truly shows that there were moments of levity to balance the most serious work at hand, expecially for this crew whose success would put the program back on track after the Apollo 1 fire. Measures 8x10 (c).

 

 

#Cunningham - Front Line
$95

 

 

 

 

"Day 4, First Manned Apollo Flight" is as artsy a portrait as any I've seen coming from the Apollo program.  Boldly signed with lengthly inscription in gold paint pen by Walt Cunningham, This one is a beauty.  Measures 8" x 10".

 

 

#Cunningham 02
$125

 

 

 

 

Walt Cunningham boldly signs, "Apollo 1 Suit Test" in bold blue sharpie,  Measures  8" x 10".  A classic but awesome image.

 

 

#Cunningham Suit Test
$95

 

 

 

 

 

This image shows Walt Cunningham in-flight during day 9 of Apollo 7.  Beautifully hand signed in bold black sharpie with mission information added. Measures 8" x 10".

 

#Cunningham - 05
$90

 
 

 

Walt hand signs a WSS Portrait on Space Shot card.  Bold black sharpie

 

#Cunningham - WSS Space Shot Card
$75

 

 

 

 

 

 

Walt Cunningham checks out the Apollo 1 capsule.  Hand has signed and inscribed accordingly.  Signed in black sharpie and measuring 8" x10". 

 

 

#Cunningham 16

$95

 



 

 

 

This vintage NASA red stamped press release glossy of the above.  It shows Walt Cunningham as he checks out the Apollo 1 capsule.  Walt has hand has signed and inscribed, "Apollo 1 checkout....Walt Cunningham, Apollo 7.  It is signed in blue sharpie in excellent contrast to the photo.  Purple NASA information is stamped on the reverse.  This photograph is in almost pristine condition.  Measures 8" x10". Not inexpensive but exceptionally tough to come by in this vintage state.

 

 

#Cunningham Apollo 1 Checkout

$375

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unique candid image of a dashing Walt Cunningham caught standing outside of
his office, circa Apollo 7.  Beautifully hand signed.  Bet you've never seen this one before!

 

#Cunningham - Office

$95



 

 

Great image of Walt Cunningham suiting up prior to that day's spacecraft's emergency egress test.  This is a vintage NASA glossy with the meatball and purple information on it's reverse side.  Walt inscribes this image, "Getting ready for emergency egress test - Walt Cunningham, Apollo 7".  Measures 8" x 10" and signed in blue sharpie.  Beautiful condition. 

 

 

#Cunningham - Emergency Egress

$140

 

 

 

These are my favorite sorts of images.  Specifically, this shows Walt Cunningham and Donn Eisele during an Apollo 7 television transmission.  Lots of technology in this super image as you get a great view of the cramped quarters of the Command Module.  Measures 8" x 10" and is pristine condition.  Hand signed with great inscription by Walt Cunningham in blue sharpie. 

 

 

#Cunningham - Apollo 7 TV

$140





 

 

This is a vintage NASA red stamped press release glossy with purple information on reverse.  It shows the Apollo 7 flight crew during Altitude Chamber testing on 12/30/67.  Walt Cunningham has inscribed and signed accordingly, "Altitude chamber run, 12/30/67".  This photo measures 8" x 10" and is in pristine condition.  Walt signs in bold black sharpie.  It just doesn't get any better.....

 

 

#Cunningham - Altitude Chamber

$375






 

 

 

 

This is a vintage NASA Worm press release glossy with purple information on reverse.  It shows the Apollo 7 launch on Oct. 11, 1968.  Walt Cunningham has hand signed this striking image with an awesome inscription, "We achieved our objectives - and then some!...11 Oct. 1968".  Never were truer words spoken.  This image is signed in bold blue sharpie in outstanding contrast to the image.  Measures 8" x 10".

 

#Cunningham - Apollo 7 Launch

$165



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Awsome shot of Apollo 7 with it's blazing contrail just after launch.  Walt Cunningham signs in the contrail adding, "Apollo 7 systems all go", Walt Cunningham...11 Oct. 1968...Apollo 7".  Walt signs in black sharpie. Photo measures 8" x 10". 

 

 

 

#Cunningham - Contrail
$95



 

 

 

This is a vintage NASA red stamped press release glossy and is pristine condition.  Walt Cunningham hand signs in black sharpie with mission information added.  This photo measures 8" x 10". 

 

 

#Cunningham - Red Stamped Crew

$325





 

 

 

This image shows the Apollo 7 flight crew boarding their tranfer van on the way to launch.  Walt Cunningham hand signs with mission information and adds,  "Headed for space !....11 Oct. 1968".  Measures 8" x 10". 

 

 

#Cunningham - Off To Space

$140

 

 

 

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