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Apollo 7 on the pad.

Apollo 7 (October 11-22, 1968) was the first manned mission of project apollo, and the first manned US space
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Mission Patch

mission launched after the cabin fire which killed the crew of what was to have been the first manned mission, on January 27, 1967. It was a eleven-day Earth-orbital mission, the first manned launch of the launch vehicle Satern, and the first three-person American space mission. It flew in Earth orbit so the crew could check life-support, propulsion, and control systems. Despite tension between the crew and ground controllers, the mission was a technical success, which gave NASA the confidence to launch another space flight. However, the flight would prove to be the last space flight for all of its three crew members.

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