Apollo 9

Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Human Exploration

Low Earth Orbit Launch Complex 39A Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Apollo 9 was commanded by James McDivitt, Command Module Pilot Dave Scott and Lunar Module Pilot Rusty Schweickart. The mission tested the LM engines, backpack life support systems, navigation systems, and docking maneuvers.

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Apollo 9 launch

Apollo 9 launch (3 March 1969)

Launch of Apollo 9 (CBS)

The launch of Apollo 9 - March 3rd 1969. Onboard are astronauts James McDivitt (CDR) Dave Scott (CMP) and Rusty Schweickart (LMP). This is the CBS coverage o...

Apollo 9 - Wikipedia

Apollo 9 was a March 1969 human spaceflight, the third in NASA's Apollo program. Flown in low Earth orbit, it was the second crewed Apollo mission that the United States launched via a Saturn V rocket, and was the first flight of the full Apollo spacecraft: the command and service ...

Saturn V

Family: Saturn
Configuration: V

The Saturn V was a human-rated expendable rocket used by NASA between 1967 and 1973. Most notably, the Saturn V took the Apollo program to the Moon. It still remains the world's tallest, heaviest, and most powerful rocket ever brought to operational status and is the only launch vehicle to take humans beyond LEO.

Specifications
  • Stages
    3
  • Length
    110.6 m
  • Diameter
    10.1 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    2970 T
  • Thrust
    35100 kN
Family
  • Name
    Saturn V
  • Family
    Saturn
  • Variant
    V
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Saturn V
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    140000 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Apollo Gumdrop CSM-104


In-active Human Rated Crew On-board: 3 Crew Capacity: 3 Payload Capacity: 1050 kg
Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Serial Number: CSM-104

CSM-104 "Gumdrop" was an Apollo Command & Service Module used in the Apollo 9 mission.

Apollo Command/Service Module Details

Crew


James McDivitt

Commander - American - (NASA)

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: June 10, 1929
Age: 91

David Scott

Command Module Pilot - American - (NASA)

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: June 6, 1932
Age: 88

Rusty Schweickart

Lunar Module Pilot - American - (NASA)

Status: Retired

Date of Birth: Oct. 25, 1935
Age: 84

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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Administrator: Jim Bridenstine Founded: 1958 Successes: 38 Failures: 3 Pending: 8

Agency Type: Government

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research. NASA have many launch facilities but most are inactive. The most commonly used pad will be LC-39B at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

INFO WIKI

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Pad: Launch Complex 39A


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