APOLLO 9

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The Hasselblad Flight Photographs

The Apollo 9 mission carried six 70MM Hasselblad cameras and returned with 11 magazines of film.  Two of the cameras were individual and four cameras were in a block of four as part of the Lunar Multispectral Experiment (with 2-4 images produced for each of the 159 exposures).  A total of 1378 exposures were taken during the mission with 1374 useable images: 318 on black & white film, 789 on color film, and 267 on infrared film.

The multispectral photographic experiment equipment consisted of four cameras, each with its own film, filter combination, exposure, shutter speed, and focus.  These four magazines are listed in the official photography index as one, based upon the simultaneous exposure of the four films.

Click on an image below to view the full screen gallery of that magazine:


 

 

Apollo 9 Magazine 19/A consists of 146 color images: NASA ID #s AS09-19-2909 to AS09-19-3052.

This magazine primarily consists of photographs of Lunar Module (LM) extraction from the Saturn IV-B booster, Schweickart’s EVA, and Earth views.

 

 

 

 


 

 

Apollo 9 Magazine 20/E consists of 125 color images: NASA ID #s AS09-20-3053 to AS09-20-3177.

This magazine primarily consists of photographs of Scott’s EVA, Schweickart’s EVA, the crew in the command module, and Earth views.

 

 

 

 


 

 

Apollo 9 Magazine 21/B consists of 146 color images: NASA ID #s AS09-21-3178 to AS09-21-3323.

This magazine primarily consists of photographs of the Lunar Module (LM) in Earth orbit and Earth views.

 

 

 

 


 

 

Apollo 9 Magazine 22/C consists of 151 color images: NASA ID #s AS09-22-3324 to AS09-22-3474.

COMING SOON!

 

 

 

 


 

 

Apollo 9 Magazine 23/D consists of 144 color images: NASA ID #s AS09-23-3475 to AS09-23-3618.

COMING SOON!

 

 

 

 


 

 

Apollo 9 Magazine 24/F consists of 63 color images: NASA ID #s AS09-24-3619 to AS09-24-3681.

This magazine primarily consists of photographs of the Command Module (CM) as seem from the Lunar Module (LM) and some nice views of Earth, including some of our favorite images of the CM over White Sands, New Mexico.

 

 

 

 


 

 

Apollo 9 Magazine 25/G consists of 14 color images: NASA ID #s AS09-25-3682 to AS09-25-3695.

This magazine primarily consists of photographs of the Lunar Module (LM) in Earth orbit and Earth views.

 

 

 

 


 

 

Apollo 9 Magazine 26/AA consists of 140 images, NASA ID #s AS09-26A-3696A to AS09-26A-3835A.

COMING SOON!

 

 

 

 


Photo credits for all Apollo 9 Hasselblad flight photographs: NASA/JSC/ASU/Apollospace.

 

Apollo 9 Mission Overview

Crew

  • James A. McDivitt, Commander
  • Russell L. Schweickart, Lunar Module Pilot
  • David R. Scott, Command Module Pilot

Spacecraft

  • Command Module: Gumdrop (CSM-104)
  • Lunar Module: Spider (LM-3)

Launch

  • March 3, 1969
  • Launch Pad 39A
  • Saturn-V AS-504 launch vehicle

Orbit

  • Earth Orbits: 151 revolutions
  • Duration: 10 days, 1 hour, 54 seconds
  • Distance: 4,214,543 miles

Splashdown

  • March 13, 1969
  • Atlantic Ocean
  • Recovery Ship: USS Guadalcanal

Mission Objectives

  • Engineering test of the first crewed Lunar Module (LM) in Earth Orbit;
  • First checkout of launch vehicle and all spacecraft systems, crew, and procedures;
  • Demonstrate CSM and LM rendezvous and docking;
  • Demonstrate internal crew transfer from the docked CSM to the LM;
  • Demonstrate tests of the LM’s support systems, crew procedures, and flight equipment and the extravehicular activity (EVA) mobility unit; and
  • Demonstrate external transfer rescue techniques

Mission Accomplishments

  • First flight of a complete, crewed Apollo spacecraft
  • First crewed LM mission
  • First rendezvous and docking of CSM and LM
  • First undocking, rendezvous, and re-docking of CSM and LM
  • First internal crew transfer from the CSM to the LM
  • First Apollo era EVAs (Schweickart 47 minute EVA)

Apollo 9 Document Resources:

Vintage Apollo 9 Photography Index:

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