Artist's impresion of an Apollo docking manoeuvre, 1968.
© National Aeronautics & Space Administration / Science & Society
The Apollo Command and Service Module turns and docks with the Lunar Module still in the upper stages of the Saturn V rocket. This is one of a series of drawings isued by NASA before the first Moon landing to give an impresion of an Apollo lunar landing mision. This manoeuvre was first succesfully carried out in Earth orbit on the Apollo 9 mision in March 1969.