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The Apollo 9 Mission (1969)
Hardin-Simmons University Library
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1969 |
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    Dr. George Miller and Dr. Wernher von Braun. Von Braun developed rocket technology for Nazi Germany before moving to the United States as part of Operation Paperclip. He is credited with inventing the Saturn V launch vehicle.
    Launch on March 3, 1969
    Testing of the Lunar Module begins
    Extravehicular activity
    Rendezvous maneuvers between the Lunar and Command Modules
    With the testing of the Lunar Module complete, the pace of the mission begins to relax
    Reentry and splashdown on March 13