Apollo 7 in orbit
Science & Exploration

14 October

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ESA / Science & Exploration / Space Science

1968: On 14 October 1968, the first live telecast from Earth orbit was transmitted from Apollo 7.

NASA astronauts Walter Schirra, Donn Eisele and Walt Cunningham showed views of the inside of the spacecraft and out of the windows.

Apollo 7 was launched on 11 October 1968. For nearly 11 days, the Apollo Command Module was run through numerous tests. It was recovered after a 260-hour flight and 163 orbits.

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