October 28, 2021
Apollo 7 was the first manned launch mission in the Apollo Program. This mission is an 11-day mission to orbit Earth, as well as the first manned launch of the Saturn IB launch rocket, and the first three-man space mission from the United States. This mission was launched from Cape Canaveral on October 11, 1968 and landed again on October 22, 1968. Apollo 7 orbited in space for 10 days 20 hours 9 minutes and 3 seconds, with a total of 163 orbital passes. This crew member was originally a backup crew for the crew of Apollo 1 who all died from the fire as the ship was about to escape from the Saturn rocket that launched it.