High above the Earth on March 6, 1969, a view of the Apollo 9 command/service module, photographed by Rusty Schweickart from the lunar module porch. You can see Dave Scott just inside the open hatch...

Apollo 9 Command Module and Lunar Module Docked. We start by finding the highest quality negative, print or digital file that is known to exist. Each photograph is then printed on REAL chemically processed archival photo paper.

Apollo 9 crew James A. McDivitt (CMDR), David R. Scott (CMP) and Russell L. Schweickart (LMP).  Apollo 9 launched 45 years ago today on the first flight of all Apollo hardware in Earth orbit. | Photo credit: NASA

Apollo 9 crew James A. McDivitt (CMDR), David R. Scott (CMP) and Russell L. Apollo 9 launched 45 years ago today on the first flight of all Apollo hardware in Earth orbit.

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From NASA’s Archives, 50 Amazing Photos Of The Apollo Moon Missions

View of the docked Apollo 9 Command and Service Modules CSM and Lunar Module LM, with Earth in the background, during astronaut David R. Scott’s stand-up Extravehicular Activity EVA, on the fourth day of the Apollo 9 Earth-orbital mission.

Apollo 9 mission patch  Astronauts James McDivitt, David Scott, and Russell Schweickart launched on March 3, 1969

Apollo 9

In preparation for the Manned Lunar Landing, on this day in 1969 (March the Apollo 9 mission ends after successfully completing Lunar Module procedures. The entire mission lasted 10 days and 1 hour.

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, consisting of Commander James McDivitt, Command Module Pilot David Scott, and Lunar Module Pilot Rusty Schweickart, tested several aspects critical to landing on the Moon, including the LM engines, backpack life support systems, navigation systems, and docking maneuvers.

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, consisting of Commander James McDivitt, Command Module Pilot David

Relive Apollo 9′s Moon Lander Test 45 Years Ago Through Incredible NASA Images

A View of the Apollo 9 Lunar Module (LM) "Spider" in a lunar lading configuration as photographed from the Command and Service Modules (CSM) on the fifth day of the Apollo 9 Earth-orbital mission.

Apollo 9 recovery  Remember when astronauts returned to earth this way?

The Apollo 9 Command Module (CM) with flotation collar still attached is hoisted aboard the prime recovery ship, USS Guadalcanal, during recovery operations.

The Lunar Module 'Spider' is attached to the Saturn S-IV-B in Earth orbit before docking with the Apollo 9 CSM 'Gumdrop' module in 1969.

Space History Photo: The Lunar Module “Spider,” remains attached to the Saturn IVB stage in Earth orbit prior to docking with Apollo Command/Service Module, “Gumdrop,” on March

On March 3, 1969, Apollo 9 launched carrying astronauts James A. McDivitt, David R. Scott, and Russell L. Schweickart. The mission was the first crewed flight of all Apollo lunar hardware in Earth orbit and the first test of the lunar module in space. | Photo credit: NASA

On March Apollo 9 launched carrying astronauts James A. McDivitt, David R. Scott, and Russell L. The mission was the first crewed flight of all Apollo lunar hardware in Earth orbit and the first test of the lunar module in space.

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TODAY IN HISTORY — On March the lunar module “Spider” in a landing configuration, photographed from the command module on the fifth day of the Apollo 9 Earth-orbital mission. The landing gear.

Apollo 9 Shot from Earth orbit. Lunar Module 'Spider' ascent stage during rendezvous & docking approach.

The Lunar Module "Spider" ascent stage is photographed from the Command/Service Module on the fifth day of the Apollo 9 earth-orbital mission. The Lunar Module's descent stage had already been jettisoned.

Apollo 9 astronaut Dave Scott emerging from the command module hatch. #space

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Apollo 9 Command/Service Modules (CSM) nicknamed “Gumdrop” and Lunar Module (LM), nicknamed “Spider” are shown docked together as Command Module pilot David R. Scott stands in the open hatch. Astronaut Russell L. Schweickart, Lunar Module pilot, t.

Astronaut Rusty Schweickart, lunar module pilot, is photographed from the Command Module ''Gumdrop'' during his extravehicular activity on the fourth day of the Apollo 9 Earth-orbital mission in March 1969. The Command and Service Modules are docked with the Lunar Module.<br />

Apollo 9 lunar module pilot Rusty Schweickart had just exited his vehicle when command module pilot Dave Scott told him to hang on. Schweickart got five minutes of peace and introspection while Scott tried to fix a jammed camera.

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