Apollo 7 astronaut to discuss mission’s historical significance

The crew of the Apollo 7, from left, Donn Eisele, Water Schirra and Cunningham.

Former astronaut and retired Marine Corps Col. Walter Cunningham is the first to say that the Apollo 7 mission is one that history may have forgotten. He will include that in a public discussion at the University of Houston-Clear Lake 5:30 p.m., Jan. 5, as part of the university’s Clear Lake Association of Senior Programs “Visions in Our Midst” Distinguished Speaker Series.

The lecture, titled “Apollo VII: The First of Five Giant Steps to the Moon,” will be held in the Garden Room of UHCL’s Bayou Building, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston.

It is the first event in the 2017 series of Clear Lake Association of Senior Programs (CLASP), which provides learning opportunities through a wide variety of free lectures for all ages every first Thursday of the month. Free parking is available in the Visitors Lot. The full spring schedule is at www.uhcl.edu/alumni/clasp.

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