Apollo 9 astronauts, 1969.
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David Scott (Command Module pilot), James McDivitt (Commander) and Rusell Schweickart (Lunar Module pilot) dresed in blue space overalls, with a model of the Command Module. Apollo 9 was launched on 3rd March 1969. It carried the first complete Apollo spacecraft into Earth orbit, and the first docking of the Apollo Command and Service Module with the Lunar Module was carried out on the mision.