Apollo 9 in Photos: NASA Tests the Spidery Lunar Module

David R. Scott


Astronaut David R. Scott was chosen as command module pilot for the prime crew of the Apollo 9 space mission. The Apollo 9 mission lasted from March 3-13, 1969.

Record-setting Teamwork


These astronauts comprised the prime crew chosen for the Apollo 9 space mission: James A. McDivitt, commander; David R. Scott, command module pilot; and Russell L. Schweickart, lunar module pilot.

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Christine Lunsford joined the Space.com team in 2010 as a freelance producer and later became a contributing writer, covering astrophotography images, astronomy photos and amazing space galleries and more. During her more than 10 years with Space.com, oversaw the site's monthly skywatching updates and produced overnight features and stories on the latest space discoveries. She enjoys learning about subjects of all kinds.