Apollo 9 Was Launched by USA

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Apollo 9 Was Launched by USA

Whenever we hear the Apollo, we remember the event where the human stepped their first foot on the moon. It is one of the greatest events in the history of mankind. A lot of tests and preparation was done before sending the man to the moon. The launching of the Apollo 9 is one of them.

Apollo 9 was launched on 3rd March 1969. It was the third crewed mission in the United States Apollo space program and the second to be sent into orbit by a Saturn V rocket. In this mission, three people were launched in space. The three-person in the crew were Commander James McDivitt, Command Module Pilot David Scott, and Lunar Module Pilot Rusty Schweickart. The crew spent ten days in low Earth orbit testing several aspects critical to landing on the Moon, including the LM engines, backpack life support systems, navigation systems, and docking maneuvers.

Apollo 9 was the first space test of the complete Apollo spacecraft, including the third critical piece of Apollo hardware besides the command and service module and the Saturn V launch vehicle the lunar module. It was also the first space docking of two vehicles with an internal crew transfer between them.

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