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Astronauts Wave Aboard Recovery Ship

Astronauts Wave Aboard Recovery Ship

Original caption: 3/13/1969-Aboard the USS Guadalcanal- Wearing flight caps presented to them by the crew of the USS Guadalcanal, bearded Apollo 9 astronauts (L-R): Russell L. Schweickart; David R. Scott and James A. McDivitt, wave to well-wishers aboard the recovery ship at the completion of their 10-day Earth orbital mission. Their spacecraft splashed down on Mar. 13,1969, 780 nautical miles southeast of Cape Kennedy. During the textbook mission, the space pilots verified a lunar module spacecraft similar to the one that is to land Americans on the Moon later this year. Their flight began Mar. 3, when they were launched by a Saturn V rocket. NASA directs the Apollo program.
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Date Photographed:
March 13, 1969
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© Bettmann/CORBIS
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