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Recovery of the Apollo 9, 13th March 1969.


Recovery of the Apollo 9, 13th March 1969.
3 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 22cm


The Command Module is floating in the Atlantic with its three descent parachutes after splashdown at the end of the mision. 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, and the first docking of the Apollo Command and Service Module with the Lunar Module was carried out on the mision.

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