View of the docked Apollo 9 Command and Service Modules CSM and Lunar Module LM, with Earth in the background, during astronaut David R. Scott’s stand-up Extravehicular Activity EVA, on the fourth day of the Apollo 9 Earth-orbital mission.
Apollo 9 was the third manned mission in the United States Apollo 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
On March Apollo 9 launched carrying astronauts James A. McDivitt, David R. Scott, and Russell L. The mission was the first crewed flight of all Apollo lunar hardware in Earth orbit and the first test of the lunar module in space.
Apollo launched on March was the first crewed flight of the lunar module in Earth orbit. Here the lunar module "Spider," viewed from command module "Gumdrop," awaits extraction from the third stage of the Saturn V rocket (S-IVB).
Apollo 9 lunar module pilot Rusty Schweickart had just exited his vehicle when command module pilot Dave Scott told him to hang on. Schweickart got five minutes of peace and introspection while Scott tried to fix a jammed camera.