The USNS Wally Schirra
A new Navy supply ship, dedicated to Mercury, Gemini and Apollo astronaut Wally Schirra, was launched into San Diego Bay on Sunday, March 8, 2009. The Wally Schirra is a 689-foot cargo ship designed to provide ammunition, food, fuel and supplies to other vessels in the fleet. Schirra's widow, Josephine, was in attendance and christened the vessel with a bottle of champagne.
Image Credit: NASA/JPL/DC Agle