Wally Schirra (1923-2007) Astronaut. Schirra was one of the original Mercury 7 astronauts chosen for the Project Mercury, America's effort to put humans in space. He is 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. 8” x 10” black and white photograph, signed.