Apollo 9

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Apollo 9
Mission insignia
Mission statistics
Mission name Apollo 9
Spacecraft name CSM: Gumdrop
LM: Spider
Command Module CM-104
mass 26,801 kg
Service Module SM-104
Lunar Module LM-3
mass 14,575 kg
Crew size 3
Call sign Apollo 9
CSM: Gumdrop
LM: Spider
Booster Saturn V SA-504
Launch pad LC 39A
Kennedy Space Center
Florida, USA
Launch date March 3, 1969
16:00:00 UTC
Landing March 13, 1969
17:00:54 UTC
North Atlantic Ocean
23°15′N 67°56′W / 23.250°N 67.933°W / 23.250; -67.933 (Apollo 9 splashdown)
Mission duration 10 d 01 h 00 m 54 s
Crew photo
Left to right: McDivitt, Scott, Schweickart
Left to right: McDivitt, Scott, Schweickart
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Apollo 9 was a mission in NASA's Apollo program. It was the third manned mission in the Apollo program and was the first flight of the Command/Service Module (CSM) with the Lunar Module (LM). The crew was Commander James A. McDivitt, Command Module Pilot David R. Scott, and Lunar Module Pilot Russell L. Schweickart.[1] The mission was launched on March 3, 1969.[1] The mission tested several things which were important for landing on the Moon, including the LM engines, backpack life support systems, navigation systems, and docking maneuvers.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Apollo 9". NASA. Retrieved 2012-05-17.