Apollo IX: Out of this miserable world, literally.

Fifty years ago the Apollo IX crew (McDivitt-Scott-Schweickart) spent ten days in low-Earth orbit testing/rehearsing several critical operations necessary for landing on the Moon.

Command Pilot Dave Scott on the CM hatch photographed from the LM by Lunar Module Pilot Rusty Schweickart. Both were equipped with the ultra cool -and unique to this mission- red Lunar Extravehicular Visor Assembly (LEVA).

This photo has been superbly retouched by this guy; the original.

2 thoughts on “Apollo IX: Out of this miserable world, literally.

  1. I saw this Apollo IX photo in The NASA Archives, by German publisher TASCHEN. The review I read commented on the weight of the book itself and the care required to extract the 12-pound tome from its bookcase.

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