Apollo 9 Command and Lunar Modules, 1969.
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This picture shows the Lunar Module docking with the Command Module for the first time on a mision. Earth can be seen in the background. Apollo 9 was launched on 3rd March 1969, with astronauts James McDivitt, David Scott and Rusell Schweickart on board. Apollo 9 carried the first complete Apollo spacecraft into Earth orbit.