The 11-day mission launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and created a national stir when the Apollo 7 crew became the first to transmit a live television broadcast from an American spacecraft.
The above image shows a view of the Atlantic Ocean off coast of Cape Kennedy, Fla., with the Florida coastline from Flagler Beach south to Vero Beach visible. Below is an image from the televised broadcast of the crew from space.
Astronauts Walter M. Schirra Jr. (on right), mission commander; and Donn F. Eisele, command module pilot; are seen in the first live television transmission from space. (Apollo 7 TV transmission Photo credit: NASA)
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