Astronauts, 09/20/68: Press conference with the Apollo 7 flight crew: Commander Wally Schirra, Command Module Pilot Donn Eisele, and Lunar Module Pilot Walt Cunningham. Schirra explains how emergency egress procedures have changed following the AS-204 tragedy. AS-204, later named Apollo 1, was scheduled to be the first manned spaceflight of the Apollo program. A month before liftoff, a cabin fire broke out on the spacecraft during a launch rehearsal test. All three crewmembers, unable to escape, perished.