3 Persons on Mission Apollo 9

David Scott
space, moon

Real/Birth Name:
David Randolph Scott
Nickname(s):
Dave
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut.

Space Missions:

Apollo 15 (1971)
First Extended LM and LRV rover, landed in Hadley-Apennine.
Apollo 9 (1969)
First manned flight of CSM and LM in Earth orbit; demonstrated Portable Life Support System to be used on the lunar surface.
Gemini 8 (1966)
Accomplished first docking with another space vehicle, an unmanned Agena Target Vehicle. While docked, a Gemini spacecraft thruster malfunction caused near-fatal tumbling of the craft, which, after undocking, Armstrong was able to overcome; the crew effected the first emergency landing of a manned U.S. space mission.

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James McDivitt
space, aviator

Real/Birth Name:
James Alton McDivitt
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut and test pilot. Apollo 9, which orbited the Earth for 10 days and tested the LM without landing.

Space Missions:

Apollo 9 (1969)
First manned flight of CSM and LM in Earth orbit; demonstrated Portable Life Support System to be used on the lunar surface.
Gemini 4 (1965)
Included first extravehicular activity (EVA) by an American. White's "space walk" was a 22-minute EVA exercise.

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Rusty Schweickart
space

Real/Birth Name:
Russell Louis Schweickart
Also Known As:
Russell Schweickart
Nickname(s):
Rusty
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
84, 28 days before his 85th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Apollo 9 in Earth orbit test.

Space Missions:

Apollo 9 (1969)
First manned flight of CSM and LM in Earth orbit; demonstrated Portable Life Support System to be used on the lunar surface.

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