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View of the Apollo 9 Lunar Module “Spider” in a lunar landing configuration photographed by Command Module pilot David Scott inside the Command/Service Module “Gumdrop” on the fifth day of the Apollo 9 earth-orbital mission. The landing gear on “Spider” has been deployed. lunar surface probes (sensors) extend out from the landing gear foot pads. Inside the “Spider” were astronauts James A. McDivitt, Apollo 9 Commander; and Russell L. Schweickart, Lunar Module pilot.

Apollo 9 Performs First Rendezvous & Re-Docking with LM Ascent Stage (7 March 1969) — The Lunar Module (LM) “Spider” ascent stage is photographed from the Command and Service Modules (CSM) on the fifth day of the Apollo 9 Earth-orbital mission. While astronaut David R. Scott, command module pilot, remained at the controls in the CSM “Gumdrop,” astronauts James A. McDivitt, Apollo 9 commander; and Russell L. Schweickart, lunar module pilot, checked out the “Spider.” The LM’s descent stage had already been jettisoned.

Apollo 9 Performs The First Two Man EVA (6 March 1969) — Excellent 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. Scott, command module pilot, is standing in the open hatch of the Command Module (CM). Astronaut Russell L. Schweickart, lunar module pilot, took this photograph of Scott from the porch of the LM. Inside the LM was astronaut James A. McDivitt, Apollo 9 commander.

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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.

Apollo 9 Command/Service Modules, nicknamed “Gumdrop” and Lunar Module, nicknamed “Spider” are shown docked together as Command Module pilot David R. Scott stands in the open hatch . Russell L. Schweickart, Lunar Module pilot, took this photograph of Scott during his EVA.

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(7 March 1969) — A view of the Apollo 9 Lunar Module (LM), “Spider”, in a lunar landing configuration, as photographed from the Command and Service Modules (CSM) on the fifth day of the Apollo 9 Earth-orbital mission. The landing gear on the “Spider” has been deployed. Lunar surface probes (sensors) extend out from landing gear foot pads. Inside the “Spider” were astronauts James A. McDivitt, Apollo 9 commander, and Russell L. Schweickart, lunar module pilot. Astronaut David R. Scott, command module pilot, remained at the controls in the Command Module (CM), “Gumdrop”, while the other two astronauts checked out the Lunar Module.

Astronaut Russell L. Schweickart, lunar module pilot, operates a 70mm Hasselblad camera during his extravehicular activity on the fourth day of the Apollo 9 earth-orbital mission. The Command/Service Module and the Lunar Module 3 “Spider” are docked. This view was taken form the Command Module “Gumdrop”. Schweickart, wearing an Extravehicular Mobility Unit EMU, is standing in “golden slippers” on the Lunar Module porch. On his back, partially visible, are a Portable Life Support System PLSS and an Oxygen Purge System OPS.

The crew of Apollo 9.  Left to right, are Russell L. Schweickart, lunar module pilot; David R. Scott, command module pilot; and James A. McDivitt, commander.

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Astronaut Russell L. Schweickart, Lunar Module pilot, stands in “golden slippers” on the Lunar Module “Spider’s” porch during his extravehicular activity on the fourth day of the Apollo 9 earth-orbital mission. This photograph was taken from inside the Lunar Module “Spider.” The Command/Service Module and Lunar Module were docked. Schweickart is wearing an Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU).