Apollo 9 Mission Patch - The Space Store

Apollo 9 Mission Patch

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The Apollo 9 space vehicle was launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 11 a.m. EST on March 3, 1969.The Apollo 9 was the first crewed flight of the Lunar Module and was conducted to qualify the module for lunar operations.Approximately 70 hours into the 10-day mission in Earth orbit, the Lunar Module, Spider, separated, rendezvoused and docked with the Command Module. .As a result of unfavorable weather in the planned landing area, Apollo 9 completed an additional orbit before returning to Earth.Crew: James McDivitt, David Scott, RussellSchweickart 4 inch patch