WALLY SCHIRRA T-AKE 8
Ship Name and Designation History
This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime. The list is in chronological order.
Keel Laid 14 April 2008 - Christened & Launched 8 March 2009
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- USNS Wally Schirra T-AKE-8 Covers Page 1 (2008-2009)
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Christening, cachet by the Stephen Decatur Chapter No. 4, USCS
NAMESAKE - Captain Walter Marty Schirra, Jr., USN (March 12 1923 – May 3 2007).
Schirra was one of the original Mercury Seven astronauts. Schirra has the distinction of being the only person to fly in all of America's first three space programs (Mercury, Gemini and Apollo). He logged a total of 295 hours and 15 minutes in space.
The ship's sponsor, Josephine Schirra, christened the ship in honor of her late husband.
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