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By Donn Eisele,Francis French,Susan Eisele Black

In October 1968 Donn Eisele flew with fellow astronauts Walt Cunningham and Wally Schirra into Earth orbit in Apollo 7. the 1st manned challenge within the Apollo software and the 1st manned flight after a hearth in the course of a release pad try out killed 3 astronauts in early 1967, Apollo 7 helped restart NASA’s manned-spaceflight program.

identified to many as a goofy, lighthearted prankster, Eisele labored his means from the U.S. Naval Academy to check pilot institution after which into the decide upon ranks of America’s prestigious astronaut corps. He was once initially at the staff of Apollo 1 ahead of being changed because of harm. After that staff died in a awful fireplace, Eisele used to be at the staff chosen to come back americans to house. regardless of the luck of Apollo 7, Eisele by no means flew in area back, as divorce and a testy group commander ended in the 3 astronauts being categorised as troublemakers.
 
Unbeknownst to each person, after his retirement as a technical assistant for manned spaceflight at NASA’s Langley study heart in 1972, Eisele wrote intimately approximately his years within the air strength and his time within the Apollo software. lengthy after his demise, Francis French stumbled on Eisele’s unpublished memoir, and Susie Eisele Black (Donn’s widow) allowed French entry to her overdue husband’s NASA records and private results. Readers can now adventure an Apollo tale they assumed could by no means be written in addition to the tale at the back of its discovery.
 
 
 

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