Backup crew for Apollo 9, 1968.
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Astronauts Charles Conrad and Alan Bean, part of the Apollo 9 backup crew, in full spacesuits during a simulated altitude chamber test. Conrad and Bean eventually flew together on the Apollo 12 mision in November 1969 and became the third and fourth men to walk on the Moon. The crew which actually flew on Apollo 9 in March 1969 consisted of James McDivitt, David Scott and Rusell Schweickart.