Sad to hear – passing of Apollo 7 astronaut Walt Cunningham

Brian and Walt Cunningham
Brian May and Walt Cunningham

Sad to hear of the passing of Apollo 7 astronaut Walt Cunningham. If you read the histories you realise just how brave these men were over 50 years ago.

I was fortunate to get to know Walt a little at STARMUS 2 and STARMUS 5. He came across as open and generous in nature. He had strong views on Global Warming etc which didn’t align with most of his colleagues. But it was nice to see that – as usual in STARMUS get-togethers – all opinions were treated with respect.

Walt was the last surviving member of the Apollo 7 mission. He will be greatly missed.

Deepest condolences to Walt’s family and close friends.