Wally Schirra

Astronaut

1923 – 2007

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Who was Wally Schirra?

Walter Marty Schirra, Jr. was an American test pilot, United States Navy officer, and one of the original Mercury Seven astronauts chosen for the Project Mercury, America's effort to put humans in space. He is the only person to fly in all of America's first three space programs. He logged a total of 295 hours and 15 minutes in space.

Schirra was the fifth American and the ninth human to ride a rocket into space. He was the first person to go into space three times.

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Born
Mar 12, 1923
Hackensack
Also known as
  • Walter Marty Schirra, Jr.
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Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology
    ( - 1941)
  • United States Naval Academy
  • Dwight Morrow High School
Lived in
  • Hackensack
Died
May 3, 2007
Rancho Santa Fe

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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