Walter Cunningham, the last surviving Apollo 7 astronaut, has died at the age of 90.
According to foreign media, American astronaut Walter Cunningham from NASA was part of the Apollo 7 program, which completed a successful 11-day mission in space in 1968 and was also awarded the Emmy Awards for broadcasting live on TV from space. .
According to media reports, Walter Cunningham paved the way for Apollo 11 to land on the moon in less than a year.
NASA has confirmed Walter’s death and said in a statement that Walter played an important role in our successful lunar landing program.
According to media reports, the family has said that he died of natural causes in the hospital.
What is Apollo 7?
Apollo 7 was the first manned space flight in NASA’s program, led by astronaut Walter M. Scharra and crewed by Command Module Pilot Don F. Ezell and Lunar Module Pilot R. Walter Cunningham.