Walter Schirra

Walter Schirra

Walter Marty "Wally" Schirra, Jr. , , was an American naval officer and aviator, aeronautical engineer, test pilot, and one of the original seven astronauts chosen for Project Mercury, America's first effort to put humans in space. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
Walter Schirra has five videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1988 Forum. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 1998 with an average of 451 views per program. Most appearances with John Glenn Jr. (2), M. Scott Carpenter (2), Gordon Cooper (2). Most common tags: Space, American Perspectives.

Appearances by Title:


Astronaut, Apollo Program, NASA c. December 3, 1988 - c. December 2, 1988 Videos: 5

Recent Appearances

  • Mercury Astronauts

    Mercury Astronauts

    Former astronauts talked about the formation and development of the Mercury Space Program, the transformation of the space…

  • Past and Future of Space Travel

    Past and Future of Space Travel

    Former NASA engineer and astronauts discussed the past and future of the space program. They reflected on their missions in…

  • Alan Shepard Memorial Service

    Alan Shepard Memorial Service

    A video tribute to astronaut Alan Shepard was shown at his memorial service. Former NASA astronauts and others paid tribute…

  • Apollo Missions

    Apollo Missions

    A panel of astronauts talked about their experiences on the Apollo moon missions. Roy Neal presided over the forum and…

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