Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

Schirra

Walter Marty, Jr. "Wally"

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  12.03.1923
Birthplace:  Hackensack / New Jersey
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  02.04.1959
Selection group:  NASA-1
Position:  CDR
Status:  Ret. 01.07.1969
Day of death:  02.05.2007
Place of death:  San Diego / California

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  Mercury 8  PLT  03.10.1962 9h 13m 
2  Gemini 6A  Command Pilot  15.12. - 16.12.1965 1d 01h 51m 
3  Apollo 7  CDR  11.10. - 22.10.1968 10d 20h 08m 
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Total  12d 07h 12m 
       

Backup assignments

No. Mission Position
1  Mercury 7  Pilot
2  Gemini 3  Command Pilot

Additional information:

Bachelor of science from U.S. Naval Academy, 1945; recipient of three honorary doctorates; Captain, USN, Ret.; flew 90 combat missions during the Korean War; test pilot; he is the only astronaut to have flown Mercury, Gemini and Apollo; later own firm (Schirra Enterprises) and private adviser, later retired; hobbies: Skiing, hunting, sailing, fishing.

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