Fellow astronauts remember Apollo 7 pilot Walt Cunningham as friend and mentor

The late Apollo 7 pilot’s reach extended far beyond his 1968 launch into space, as astronauts came together to remember Walt Cunningham on Tuesday (Jan. 24).

group that participated in a panel discussion (opens in new tab) The funeral service was preceded by a more traditional funeral service at Houston First Baptist Church, attended by two of Cunningham’s Apollo colleagues and four NASA veterans who flew on the space shuttle and the International Space Station—the latter after Cunningham retired. They all said they were grateful for Cunningham’s friendship.

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