WALT CUNNINGHAM – IN MEMORIAM
Remembering Apollo 7 Astronaut Walt Cunningham (March 16, 1932 – January 3, 2023)
Walt Cunningham during our “Apollo Reflections” interview, August 30, 2018
Yesterday, we lost another giant of the Apollo program, Apollo 7 Astronaut Walt Cunningham. I had the good fortune of meeting Walt on many occasions over the years – the first time at a UACC Autograph Show in Houston, Texas in 2000. Then, as always, Walt was funny, gracious, accommodating, and friendly to all.
With Walt at UACC Autograph Show, Houston, 2000
As he was in the photograph below from the same event posing with members of the Yahoo Astronauts news group I had founded a couple of years prior, with a few familiar faces to the space memorabilia collecting community including (starting 3rd from left) myself, Walt, Steve Hankow (Farthest Reaches), Apollo 14 Astronaut Ed Mitchell, and Gerry Montague (Astronaut Archives), and […]