With a documentary film crew watching their every step NASA prepares for the Apollo 7 mission.





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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Himself - Host
Krista Adair ...
Jay T. Becker ...
Jim Lewis
Virginia Ellen Chappell ...
Concerned Spectator
Marcelo Durst ...
Documentary Cameraman
Dr. Fred Kelly
Lowell Fenner ...
Russ Lawrence
Keith Graham ...
Skip Chauvin
Holland Hayes ...
Tech #1
Steve Hofvendahl ...
George Hoggard ...
EVAC Supervisor
Jay Honeycutt ...
Launch Director
Documentary Director


With a documentary film crew watching their every step NASA prepares for the Apollo 7 mission.

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12 April 1998 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


In Episode 3, the Apollo 7 crew is being interviewed at a beach house. This is an actual house in the midst of Cape Canaveral. It has been favored for years as a retreat for astronauts and their families. Today it is used as a NASA conference center. See more »


When Walter Schirra and Deke Slayton are being filmed by the TV crew while fishing on the beach, the frontal part of the brim of Slayton's hat is sometimes up and sometimes down in subsequent shots. See more »


[after the White Room is closed out and the pad crew has left]
Walt Cunningham: It's so quiet.
Donn Eisele: Yeah, I wonder where Guenter Wendt?
[they all laugh uproariously]
Wally Schirra: Ha! I'm gonna steal that.
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Unique and enlightening storytelling about underrated Apollo 7 mission
6 February 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

First, Mark Harmon carries this episode very well. Playing Wally Schirra, he really provides the insight into what happened behind the scenes to get the Apollo program running again after the Apollo 1 fire/tragedy. Harmon brings the perfect amount of candor to the delicate role he had to play here. The delivery of the episode in the faux documentary format was also brilliant by the writers, providing a different and refreshing perspective for the narrative. That style enables the episode to touch on some interesting and unsung subjects about the Apollo program as well: the computer programmers, Guenter Wendt's role, the Donn Eisele situation, etc. It's amazing how much the writers packed into this transformative episodes, making a relatively "boring" mission so exciting and real for the audience.

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