Commander James McDivitt, Command Module pilot David Scott and Lunar Module pilot Russell Schweickart comprised the crew of Apollo 9 in 1969. Their mission was to test the components and behavior of the Lunar Module in Earth orbit; this included operating the LM independently.
Former BREC Center Supervisor Tom Northrop will present the "Apollo 9 Fiftieth Anniversary" talk at HRPO on Friday 1 March, 7:30pm to 8:30pm. The talk has no admission fee and is aimed at a general adult audience.
https://www.nasa.gov/centers/johnson/ro ... llo_9.html
Our closest neighbor.
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