Apollo 9 astronauts, 1968.
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Rusell Schweickart, Lunar Module pilot, David Scott, Command Module pilot and James McDivitt, Commander, are dresed in spacesuits during a ground-based training exercise. Apollo 9, launched on 3 March 1969, carried the first complete Apollo spacecraft into Earth orbit. The first docking of the Command and Service Module with the Lunar Module was carried out on this mision.