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Waiting for Apollo 7 Lift-Off

People on a beach watching the rocket on the launching pad
Description: Painting, Acrylic on Paper; by Thomas O'Hara; 1968; Unframed Dimensions 30H X 33W
Accession #: 88-162-JW
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Apollo 7 was the first US mission to carry three men into outer space. Navy Captain Walter M. Schirra, Jr. was at the controls for its 10 days of orbiting around the earth. The public, including sailors, watch as the ship prepares to launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Launch Complex 34.

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