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Lunar Module 3 attached to Saturn V third stage

The Lunar Module (LM) 3 "Spider", still attached to the Saturn V third (S-IVB) stage, is photographed from the Command/Service Module (CSM) "Gumdrop" on the first day of the Apollo 9 earth-orbital mission. This picture was taken following CSM/LM-S-IVB separation, and prior to LM extraction from the S-IVB. The Spacecraft Lunar Module Adapter (SLA) panels have already been jettisoned.

Catalog Date: 03 March 1969
Film Type: 70mm
NASA image: AS09-19-2919

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