Apollo 9

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The Apollo 9 spacecraft was the third successful manned flight of Project Apollo, the manned moon missions. The mission played an important role in preparing the later Apollo 11 mission, as it was the first flight of the Lunar Entry Module (LEM), the first test of the Apollo space suits and the second flight of the Saturn V rocket. Apollo 9 was crewed by James McDivitt, the Commander; David Scott, the Command Module Pilot and Russell Schweickart, Lunar Module Pilot.

Apollo 9 launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on March 3, 1969, and returned March 13th.