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.
Created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo era, beginning with the launch of Apollo 7 in October, 1968, the first film in the Apollo Reflections series was released in October, 2018 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 7. “Reflections: Apollo 7 in Pictures and Words,” features the best Apollo 7 photography and archival media described by the sole remaining crewman from that mission: Apollo 7 astronaut Walt Cunningham. In this 23 minute film, released on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 7 launch on October 11, 2018, 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 at his home on August 30, 2018. The film lasts 23 minutes.
Our first interview for Apollo Reflections was with Apollo 7 astronaut, Walt Cunningham, at his home in Houston in August, 2018.
Walt was gracious and funny as he described how he ended up at NASA and became part of the first Apollo flight in October 1968.
Walt proudly showed off his Emmy award for being part of the first live television transmission from space.
Thank you Walt and crew for a great interview – it was a blast(off)!
The Apollo Reflections films look back at the memories and imagery of the Apollo era as well as the influences the Apollo Program had on those who were witness to it. Focusing on the personal reflections of Apollo Astronauts and their mission photography, these documentary interviews not only reflect on the past, they also reflect the influences of those missions on people today – and how they can continue to inspire tomorrow.
As the Apollo astronauts reflect on their historic missions, we also experience the wonder of Apollo and space exploration through the stories of people inspired by those missions to see ourselves and our place in the cosmos more clearly.