Apollo 1 Back-up Crew

CUNNINGHAM, Walter, Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve (Retired)
Born March 16, 1932, in Creston, Iowa.
Bachelor and master of arts in physics from University of California at Los
Angeles. Advanced management program, Harvard Graduate School of Business.
Flew on Apollo 7.
Currently President, Acorn Ventures, Inc. and Managing General Partner,
The Genesis Fund, Houston, Texas.

EISELE, Donn F., Colonel, U.S. Air Force (Retired)
Born June 23, 1930, in Columbus, Ohio.
Bachelor of science in astronautics from U.S. Naval Academy; master of
science in astronautics from U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology.
Flew on Apollo 7.
Died December 2, 1987, in Tokyo, Japan, of a heart attack.

SCHIRRA, Walter M. "Wally", Jr., Captain, U.S. Navy (Retired)
Born March 12, 1923, in Hackensack, New Jersey.
Bachelor of science from U.S. Naval Academy; graduate of U.S. Naval Test
Pilot School.
Flew on Mercury 8, Gemini 6, and Apollo 7.

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