NASA, Apollo 7
The Apollo 7 spacecraft launched aboard the Saturn Launch Vehicle on October 11, 1968. NASA

Apollo 7: What It Taught NASA About Head Colds, Spacecraft, and Rebellion

On the 50th anniversary of its launch, Apollo 7 isn't well remembered — but it continues to hold lessons for NASA today.

The Apollo 7 crew, left to right: Donn Eisele, Wally Schirra, and Walter Cunningham. NASA
The expended Saturn IVB stage as photographed from the Apollo 7 spacecraft during transposition and docking maneuvers. U.S. National Archives