Detail View: NASA Kennedy Center Media Archive Collection: KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The Apollo 9 astronauts, left to right, James R. McDivitt, David R. Scott, and Russell L. Schweickart, receive flowers during a brief stopover on this Bahamian island while enroute back to Cape Kennedy. The three astronauts were launched from Cape Kennedy on March 3 from Launch Pad 39A and spent 10days in Earth orbit to test the Lunar Module Spacecraft in preparation for the upcoming manned lunar landings. Following their splashdown yesterday about 780 nautical miles southeast of Cape Kennedy, the three astronauts and their spacecraft were picked up by the USS Guadalcanal.

Description: 
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The Apollo 9 astronauts, left to right, James R. McDivitt, David R. Scott, and Russell L. Schweickart, receive flowers during a brief stopover on this Bahamian island while enroute back to Cape Kennedy. The three astronauts were launched from Cape Kennedy on March 3 from Launch Pad 39A and spent 10days in Earth orbit to test the Lunar Module Spacecraft in preparation for the upcoming manned lunar landings. Following their splashdown yesterday about 780 nautical miles southeast of Cape Kennedy, the three astronauts and their spacecraft were picked up by the USS Guadalcanal.
Release Date: 
03/14/1969
Photo Credit: 
NASA or National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Release: 
National Aeronautics and Space Administration John F. Kennedy Space Center Kennedy Space Center, Florida 32899
facet_who: 
David R. Scott
facet_what: 
Apollo 9
facet_where: 
Florida
facet_when: 
03-14-1969
facet_when_year: 
1969
Photo Number: 
KSC-69PC-0102
UID: 
SPD-KSCMA-KSC-69PC-0102
original url: 
http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=16219