Casual Friday — 40th anniversary of Apollo 9

In March of 1969, the Apollo 9 mission conducted the first in-space testing of all the hardware needed to fly to the moon. The Command/Service Module and Lunar Module were tested out, docked and undocked, to make sure the hardware was ready for its REALLY big test later that summer. NASA put together a 2 minute video clip to commemorate the mission here:

The Apollo 9 crew splashed down 40 years ago today, on March 13, 1969.

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