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 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.

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Every US space mission from Mercury to Apollo-Soyuz with astronauts color-coded by selection group.

Every US space mission from Mercury to Apollo-Soyuz with astronauts color-coded by selection group.

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Moon: Space Programs' Dumping Ground (Infographic)  by Karl Tate, SPACE.com Infographics Artist

Moon: Space Programs' Dumping Ground (Infographic) by Karl Tate, SPACE.com Infographics Artist

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|| Cosmic apparel throughout history for the American, Russian, and Chinese space programs.

|| Cosmic apparel throughout history for the American, Russian, and Chinese space programs.

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Kerbal Space Program

Kerbal Space Program

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The Chinese space program has been growing in stature and influence year after year. Will it catch up with the US space program or even surpass it?

The Chinese space program has been growing in stature and influence year after year. Will it catch up with the US space program or even surpass it?

Norman Rockwell, Apollo Astronauts, Astronauts, Space, Outer Space Theme, Vintage Rockwell, Rockwell Painting, NASA, Space Program, To Frame... $10

Norman Rockwell, Apollo Astronauts, Astronauts, Space, Outer Space Theme, Vintage Rockwell, Rockwell Painting, NASA, Space Program, To Frame... $10

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