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Ascent stage of the Apollo Lunar Module 3 (LM-3), 1968.


Ascent stage of the Apollo Lunar Module 3 (LM-3), 1968.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 25cm x 32cm


LM-3, shown here being moved to the balance fixture at the Manned Spacecraft Operations Building, Kennedy Space Centre, Cape Canaveral, Florida, was flown on the Apollo 9 mision. Launched on 3rd March 1969, Apollo 9 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.

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