U. S. Astronaut Walter M. Schirra Jr

U. S. Astronaut Walter M. Schirra Jr Space & Rockets
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Stock #: 52243
Type: Postcard
Era: Chrome
Publisher: 3-D Natural Color Reproduction
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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U. S. Navy Commander Walter M. Schirra, Jr., was born March 12, 1923 in Hackensack, New Jersey Schirra was the pilot of the Mercury Atlas 8 flight of "Sigma 7" on October 3, 1962. Launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, he completed a successful 6 orbit mission around the earth at an orbital velocity of approximately 17,560 miles an hour. Schirra's "Sigma 7" Mercury spacecraft made nearly a pinpoint landing as planned, in the vicinity of Midway Island. Time of the flight was 9 hours and 13 minutes.