October 11, 1968: Liftoff of Apollo 7. The Apollo era begins, and within nine short months and four additional missions, America landed men on the Moon and a human being set foot there.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo era, beginning with the launch of Apollo 7 in October, 1968, Apollospace presents, “Reflections: Apollo 7 in Pictures and Words,” featuring our best Apollo 7 photography described by the sole remaining crewman from that mission: Apollo 7 astronaut Walt Cunningham. In this 23 minute film, Walt reflects on his NASA career, some of his favorite Apollo images, and the future of spaceflight. The interview with Walt was shot in 4K on August 30, 2018, and the dozens of Apollo era images featured in the film are higher resolution than that – select the 4K option in the settings. Please enjoy Walt’s reflections on Apollo 7 and the many wonderful photographs he took. The beginning, fifty years ago today.
Some of our favorite photographs and the favorites of the astronauts who took or are featured in them are the focus of a series of documentaries Apollospace is producing on Apollo program missions and photography as we celebrate the 50th anniversaries of these amazing missions. These incredible images, many hidden in obscurity for decades, are brought to life as part of our “Apollo Reflections” series – films featuring Apollo era photography described by those who were there – beginning with “Reflections: Apollo 7 in Pictures and Words” featuring Apollo 7 astronaut Walt Cunningham. Look for additional features in the coming months.