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The first television broadcast from a manned, orbiting American spacecraft came from the crew of Apollo 7 in October of 1968. The world was watching as mission commander Walter Schirra held up a sign reading “Keep Those Cards and Letters Coming in Folks”, as his shipmates floated around in space. The crew even won an Emmy in 1969 for their efforts. Learn why the first broadcast didn’t go exactly as planned in this Friday’s Launch Pad Lecture beginning at 9:00 am on the museum’s first floor. (Photo courtesy NASA)

Apollo 7 live image from space

About Chris Babcock

Editor in Chief: El Paso Herald-Post, horizoncity.com Chris began his long journey in Journalism back in the early 70’s. Armed with a Bell and Howell 8mm camera and tape recorder. Chris would go on to document such events as the great plastic dinosaur attack on Tornillo, GI Joe’s dramatic rescue of Barbie from a backyard mud pit and a massive toy train derailment caused by Godzilla. FULL BIO

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