SCHIRRA'S APOLLO 1 TRAINING CHARTSIGNED.
Apollo Flight Chart, Base Chart. Prepared by the USAF Aeronautical Chart and Information Center for NASA. First edition, January 1967. 10 x 40 inches. Coverage area is 38 degrees North and South latitude, with a full 360 degrees of longitude. Scale 1:40,000,000. With a typed letter on Wally Schirra's personal Rancho Santa Fe, CA, letter head.
Schirra's provenance letter reads: "Enclosed with this note is a chart I used during training as back-up Commander for the Apollo 1 mission. It is chilling to read that this chart was printed in early January 1967. On the 27th of that month, my good friend Gus Grissom and his crew of Ed White and Roger Chaffee were killed in a spacecraft fire at Pad 34 at the Kennedy Space Center. It would take NASA and our Space Industry team almost 22 months to analyze and correct all the problems associated with the Apollo spacecraft.
I was then selected to command the first manned Apollo flight which was named Apollo 7. Walt Cunningham, Donn Eisele, and I flew an eleven day earth orbit mission during October 1968. All the hard work paid off and I called the flight a 101 percent success!
I have written and signed this chart with: 'Apollo 1 Training Chart, Wally Schirra, Back-up CDR, Apollo 1' in the Indian Ocean area."