Detail View: NASA Great Images in Nasa Collection: ?Spider? attached to S-IVB stage

Title: 
?Spider? attached to S-IVB stage
Full Description: 
The Lunar Module ?Spider,? remains attached to the Saturn IVB stage in earth orbit prior to docking with Apollo 9?s Command/Service Module, ?Gumdrop.? The photo was taken following separation of the CSM from the S-IVB stage, and the Spacecraft Lunar Module Adapter (SLA) panels have already been jettisoned. Following a March 3, 1969 launch, Apollo 9?s crew of James McDivitt, Dave Scott, and Rusty Schweickart spent 10 days testing the Lunar Module and Command and Service Modules in Earth orbit. Apollo 9 was the first mission to dock the CSM with the LEM, and the astronauts paved the way for subsequent flights to the moon with the CSM and the LEM.
Date: 
03/03/1969
NASA Center: 
Johnson Space Center
Subject Category: 
Apollo 9
Keywords: 
9,
Keywords: 
Apollo
Keywords: 
Dave
Keywords: 
IVB,
Keywords: 
James
Keywords: 
KE:Scott,
Keywords: 
LEM,
Keywords: 
Lunar
Keywords: 
McDivitt,
Keywords: 
Module,
Keywords: 
Rusty
Keywords: 
S-IVB,
Keywords: 
Saturn
Keywords: 
Schweickart
Keywords: 
Spider,
Audience: 
General Public
facet_what: 
Apollo 9
facet_what: 
Earth
facet_what: 
Moon
facet_what: 
Saturn
facet_where: 
Johnson Space Center (JSC)
facet_where: 
Saturn
facet_where: 
Washington, D.C.
facet_who: 
James McDivitt
facet_who: 
Rusty Schweickart
facet_when: 
03-03-1969
facet_when: 
March 3, 1969
facet_when_year: 
1969
Image #: 
as9-19-2919
original url: 
http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2006-000030.html
UID: 
SPD-GRIN-GPN-2006-000030
Center: 
JSC
Center Number: 
as9-19-2919
GRIN DataBase Number: 
GPN-2006-000030
Creator-Photographer: 
NASA
Original Source: 
Digital