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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 venture within the Apollo software and the 1st manned flight after a fireplace in the course of a release pad try out killed 3 astronauts in early 1967, Apollo 7 helped restart NASA’s manned-spaceflight program.

recognized to many as a goofy, lighthearted prankster, Eisele labored his manner from the U.S. Naval Academy to check pilot college after which into the decide upon ranks of America’s prestigious astronaut corps. He was once initially at the workforce of Apollo 1 earlier than being changed as a result of damage. After that workforce died in a terrible fireplace, Eisele was once at the group chosen to come back american citizens to house. regardless of the good fortune of Apollo 7, Eisele by no means flew in area back, as divorce and a testy staff commander ended in the 3 astronauts being classified as troublemakers.
 
Unbeknownst to every body, after his retirement as a technical assistant for manned spaceflight at NASA’s Langley learn middle 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 lengthy after his demise, Francis French stumbled on Eisele’s unpublished memoir, and Susie Eisele Black (Donn’s widow) allowed French entry to her past due husband’s NASA records and private results.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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