Apollo 9

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Third manned mission in the Apollo program. Ten-day earth-orbital mission launched March 3, 1969. Second manned flight of the Saturn V launch vehicle. First manned flight of the Apollo Lunar Module (LM). Crew members tested the LM and practiced separation and docking maneuvers in earth orbit.

Launched: March 3, 1969
Returned: March 13, 1969
Crew members: James McDivitt, commander; David Scott, command module pilot; Rusty Schweickart, lunar module pilot.
Command module: Gumdrop
Lunar module: Spider