Apollo 9 Command Module (Gumdrop)

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Apollo 9
Apollo 9
Apollo 9

Apollo 9 Command Module (Gumdrop)

Apollo 9 was the third manned mission in the United States Apollo space program and the first flight of the Command/Service Module (CSM) with the Lunar Module (LM). Its three-person crew spent ten days in low Earth orbit testing several aspects critical to landing on the Moon, including the LM engines, backpack life support systems, navigation systems, and docking maneuvers. The mission was the second manned launch of a Saturn V rocket.
After launching on March 3, 1969, the crewmen performed the first manned flight of a LM, the first docking and extraction of a LM, two spacewalks (EVA), and the second docking of two manned spacecraft—two months after the Soviets performed a spacewalk crew transfer between Soyuz 4 and Soyuz 5. They returned to Earth on March 13, 1969.

Space Program: Apollo
Crew: James A. McDivitt, David R. Scott, Russell L. Schweickart
Rocket: Saturn V
Launching Date: Mar 3, 1969 16:00 UTC
Launching Site: Kennedy LC-39B
Landing Date: Mar 13, 1969 17:00 UTC
Present Location: San Diego Aerospace Museum, San Diego (United States)
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