Category: apollo 9

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March 13, 1969 — After a mission in Earth orbit lasting 10 days, 1 hour, 54 seconds, Apollo 9 astronauts Jim McDivitt, Dave Scott, and Rusty Schweickart splashed down in the North Atlantic only 4.5 nautical miles from the USS Guadalcanal recovery ship. Concluding a few months before the launch of the Apollo 11 moon shot, Apollo 9 was a critical practice run for landing on the Moon; they tested the LM engines, backpack life support systems, navigation systems, and docking maneuvers. (NASA)

Apollo 9 races into space on March 3, 1969

Apollo 9 astronaut Rusty Schweickart walks in space, March 6, 1969.

Apollo 9 astronaut Rusty Schweickart walks in space, March 6, 1969.

(NASA/ASU)

Apollo 9 astronaut Dave Scott on the cover of SPACE EXPERIENCE by John ‘Johnny’ Keating, 1972, released by Studio 2 Stereo via EMI/Columbia. It’s jazzy/orchestral sounds with electro noodling, including a cover of “Rocket Man” and a “Star Trek” opus. 

50 YEARS AGO TODAY: Astronaut Rusty Schweickart on a spacewalk during the Apollo 9 earth-orbital mission, March 6, 1969. (Stellar Views)

50 YEARS AGO TODAY: Astronaut Dave Scott enjoys the view from the open hatch of the Apollo 9 command module, March 6, 1969.

50 YEARS AGO TODAY: Apollo 9 astronaut Dave Scott in the open hatch of the Apollo 9 spacecraft, March 6, 1969.

February 23, 1969: Apollo 9 astronauts Jim McDivitt and Rusty Schweickart train in the lunar module simulator at Kennedy Space Center.

Astronaut Dave Scott emerges from the Apollo 9 command module, March 6, 1969.