CO2 Coalition member, astronaut, physicist and climate warrior Walter Cunningham passed away on January 3rd at age 90.
Mr. Cunningham is perhaps best known as America’s second civilian Astronaut. During eight years with NASA, he contributed to the design, development and testing of all the major operating systems of the Apollo spacecraft.
In 1968, he orbited the earth 163 times as the pilot of Apollo 7--the first manned flight of the Apollo Program to land a man on the Moon.
Apollo 7 is still the longest, most ambitious and most successful first flight of any manned vehicle. Following the Apollo 7 mission, he became Chief of the Skylab branch of the Astronaut Office.