Apollo and the Moon

Apollo 9

Apollo 9 was the second manned test in Earth orbit. The test took place in March 1969, and lasted for several days. The flight tested all the Apollo hardware - Saturn, Apollo, Command Module and Lunar Module.

The flight included an EVA and tested the undocking and re-docking of the Lunar Module and Command module. This manouvre was necessary for landing on the Moon.

CrewMission CommanderJim McDivitt
 Command Module PilotDavid Scott
 Lunar Module PilotRussell Schweickart
CraftCommand ModuleGumdrop
 Lunar ModuleSpider

Apollo 10