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.

November 2009 - Space Shuttle Atlantis glides safely back into Cape Canaveral after mission to resupply the International Space Station

We're back: Space Shuttle Atlantis glides safely back into Cape Canaveral after 11-day mission

November 2009 - Space Shuttle Atlantis glides safely back into Cape Canaveral after mission to resupply the International Space Station

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

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

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.

Soviet Space Poster

These Soviet Space-Race Propaganda Posters Retain Their Delusional Intensity 50 Years Later

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

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

The Earth view from the cupola  onboard the International Space Station. NASA astronaut Scott Kelly  tweeted this image with a comment on May 14, 2015: “My first look out  the window today.

The Earth view from the cupola onboard the International Space Station. NASA astronaut Scott Kelly tweeted this image with a comment on May 14, 2015: “My first look out the window today.

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Space Rovers Infographic | Space rovers are vehicles designed to move across the surface of celestial bodies and planets. From manned moon rovers to incredible autonomous laboratories, they play a crucial role in our pursuit of cosmic knowledge. These autonomous vehicles successfully landed on Mars and travelled on the surface...

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Space Rovers #infographic

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Space Rovers Infographic | Space rovers are vehicles designed to move across the surface of celestial bodies and planets. From manned moon rovers to incredible autonomous laboratories, they play a crucial role in our pursuit of cosmic knowledge. These autonomous vehicles successfully landed on Mars and travelled on the surface...

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