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The sign underneath the Apollo 7 television camera. It read:

"The Wally, Walt, and Donn Show"

In 1964, NASA made the decision to include equipment for live TV from Apollo spacecraft. Gordon Cooper tried to broadcast from Mercury-Atlas 9, but with poor results. On Apollo 7, American audiences first successfully visited with the astronauts in orbit.

Schirra, Eisele, and Cunningham put on such a good show that they received a special Emmy, television's highest award. They began their seven broadcasts with "Hello from the lovely Apollo Room, high atop everything."

Sign by Apollo 7 television camera at the Astronaut Hall of Fame
Time picture taken Tue Jun 7 17:20:31 2005
Location picture taken Museum Gallery
Astronaut Hall of Fame
Titusville, FL
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