Space History Photo: Lunar Module Ascent Stage
This image caught the ascent stage of the "Spider" after the descent stage had dropped.
CREDIT: NASA | David Scott.
In this historical photo from the U.S. space agency, the Lunar Module "Spider" ascent stage is photographed from the Command/Service Module on March 7, 1969, the fifth day of the Apollo 9 earth-orbital mission. The Lunar Module's descent stage had already been jettisoned.
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