Apollo 9



DescriptionApollo 9 was the third manned mission in the United StatesApollo space program and the first flight of the Command/Service Module (CSM) with the Lunar Module (LM). Its three-person crew, consisting of Commander James McDivitt, Command Module Pilot David Scott, and Lunar Module Pilot Rusty Schweickart, tested several aspects critical to landing on the Moon, including the LM engines, backpack life support systems, navigation systems, and docking maneuvers. The mission was the second manned launch of a Saturn Vrocket.
Year of flight1969
Mission Duration10 days 1 hours 54 seconds
Days of mission10
Launch Date3/03/1969
Landing Date13/03/1969
Launch site (Mapping)Kennedy Space Center
Landing site (Mapping)23.250, -67.933
Landing siteNorth Atlantic Ocean
Launch mass (kg)41376
OperatorNASA
Mission typeLunar Module test flight
Docked toLunar Module
Days Docked4
Docking date3/03/1969
Undocking date7/03/1969
Reference systemGeocentric
Perigee (km)189.50
Apogee (km)192.40
Inclination (degreees)32.57
Crew size3
MembersJames A. McDivitt David R. Scott Russell L. Schweickart Callsign CSM: Gumdrop LM: Spider
Spacecraft typeApollo CSM
Spacecraft typeApollo LM-3
Spacecraft ManucaturerNorth American Rockwell
Spacecraft ManucaturerGrumman
Source (Wikipedia Page)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_9