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The prime crew of the Apollo 9 space mission a…

The prime crew of the Apollo 9 space mission are seen inside an Apollo command module boilerplate during water egress training activity in the Gulf of Mexico. From foreground, are astronauts Jim McDivitt, commander; Dave Scott, command module pilot; and Rusty Schweickart, lunar module pilot.

(11 Dec. 1968) — Astronaut Russell L. Sc…

(11 Dec. 1968) — Astronaut Russell L. Schweickart, lunar module pilot of the Apollo 9 space mission, is seen inside Chamber “A,” Space Environment Simulation Laboratory, Building 32, participating in dry run activity in preparation for extravehicular activity which is scheduled in Chamber “A.” The purpose of the scheduled training is to familiarize the crewmen with the operation of EVA equipment in a simulated space environment. In addition, metabolic and workload profiles will be simulated on each crewman. Astronauts Schweickart and Alan L. Bean, backup lunar module pilot, are scheduled to receive thermal-vacuum training simulating Earth-orbital EVA.

View of the Apollo 9 Lunar Module, in a lunar …

View of the Apollo 9 Lunar Module, in a lunar lading configuration, as photographed from the Command and Service Modules on the fifth day of the Apollo 9 Earth-orbital mission. The landing gear on the LM has been deployed. and inside were astronauts Jim McDivitt, commander and Rusty Schweickart, lunar module pilot.

LMP Russell L. Schweickart operates a 70mm Has…

LMP Russell L. Schweickart operates a 70mm Hasselblad camera during his EVA on the fourth day of the Apollo 9 Earth-orbital mission. This picture was taken by CMP David Scott from the hatch of the Command Module. 

(3 March 1969) — The Apollo 9 crew leave…

(3 March 1969) — The Apollo 9 crew leaves the Kennedy Space Center’s Manned Spacecraft Operations Building during the Apollo 9 prelaunch countdown. Leading is astronaut James A. McDivitt, commander; followed by astronaut David R. Scott, command module pilot; and Russell L. Schweickart, lunar module pilot. Moments later they entered the special transfer van which transported them to their waiting spacecraft at Pad A, Launch Complex 39. Apollo 9 was launched at 11 a.m. (EST), March 3, 1969, on a 10-day Earth-orbital mission.

(3 Jan. 1969) — Aerial view of the Apoll…

(3 Jan. 1969) — Aerial view of the Apollo 9 (Spacecraft 104/Lunar Module 3/Saturn 504) space vehicle on the way from the Vehicle Assembly Building to Pad A, Launch Complex 39, Kennedy Space Center. The Saturn V stack and its mobile launch tower are atop a huge crawler-transporter. (view looking toward Pad A)

(November 1968) — The prime crew of the …

(November 1968) — The prime crew of the Apollo 9 (Spacecraft 104/Lunar Module 3/Saturn 504) space mission participates in water egress training in a tank in Building 260 at the Manned Spacecraft Center. Egressing the Apollo command module boilerplate is astronaut James A. McDivitt, commander. In life raft are astronauts David R. Scott (background), command module pilot; and Russell L. Schweickart, lunar module pilot.

Astronauts of the Apollo Missions Part 1/2 

Astronauts of the Apollo Missions Part 1/2 

Apollo 9 Completes the First Transposition & Docking with…

Apollo 9 Completes the First Transposition & Docking with the Lunar Module (3 March 1969) — The Lunar Module (LM) “Spider”, still attached to the Saturn V third (S-IVB) stage, is photographed from the Command and Service Modules (CSM) “Gumdrop” on the first day of the Apollo 9 Earth-orbital mission. This picture was taken following CSM/LM-S-IVB separation and prior to LM extraction from the S-IVB. The Spacecraft Lunar Module Adapter (SLA) panels have already been jettisoned. Inside the Command Module were astronauts James A. McDivitt, commander; David R. Scott, command module pilot; and Russell L. Schweickart, lunar module pilot.

Apollo 9 Launches 47 Years Ago Today (3 March 1969) — The…

Apollo 9 Launches 47 Years Ago Today (3 March 1969) — The Apollo 9 (Spacecraft 104/Lunar Module 3/Saturn 504) space vehicle is launched from Pad A, Launch Complex 39, Kennedy Space Center (KSC) at 11 a.m. (EST), March 3, 1969. Aboard the spacecraft are astronauts James A. McDivitt, commander; David R. Scott, command module pilot; and Russell L. Schweickart, lunar module pilot. The Apollo 9 mission will evaluate spacecraft lunar module systems performance during manned Earth-orbital flight. Apollo 9 is the second manned Saturn V mission.