Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center
Houston, Texas 77058
1959-1969: One of the original seven astronauts and the only astronaut to have flown on all three spacecraft - Mercury (Sigma 7), Gemini (Gemini VI-A), and Apollo. As Command Pilot, he flew the initial flight of the Apollo series (Apollo 7) and was deeply involved in the quality assurance and quality control aspects of the "total vehicle system."
1969-1970: Following retirement from the U.S. Navy and NASA, Schirra accepted the Presidency of Regency Investors, Inc., a major financial complex and world-wide leasing company based in Denver, Colorado. Regency specialized in leasing oil completion equipment, jet transport aircraft and major facilities.
1970-1972: Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the ECOO Corp., an environmental control company. As head of ECCO Corp., Schirra was instrumental in forming a new concept in environmental management. ECOO was designed to provide quick reaction to the environmental problems of government, industry and private business and the application of systems management techniques to their solution.
January 1973: Elected Vice Chairman of the Board, SERNCO, Inc.
July 1973: Elected Chairman of the Board, SERNCO, Inc.
January 1975: Director of Technology Purchase, Johns-Manville Corporation.
October 1976: Director, Power Plant and Aerospace Systems, Johns-Manville.
January 1978: Vice President, Development, Goodwin Company, Inc.
January 1979: President, Schirra Enterprises.