Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

Cunningham

Ronnie Walter "Walt"

USA

Walter Cunningham

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Personal data

Birthdate:  16.03.1932
Birthplace:  Creston / Iowa
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  17.10.1963
Selection group:  NASA-3
Position:  LMP
Status:  Ret. 01.08.1971

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  Apollo 7  LMP  11.10. - 22.10.1968 10d 20h 08m 
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Total  10d 20h 08m 
           

Additional information

Bachelor of arts in physics, 1960 and a master of arts in physics from UCLA, 1961; Colonel, USMC, ret.; was a fighter pilot, with 4500 hours of flight; he resigned from NASA on 01.08.1971 to serve with the "Capital Group", later President Acorn Ventures, Inc. and Managing General Partner, The Genesis Fund; hobbies: Sports, hunting, tennis; he published a book of his experiences as an astronaut, "The All-American Boys".

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