Apollo 9: Spider Takes Flight
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Simulator - The prime crew and the CM and LM simulator preparing for their mission. Audio from preflight interview with Jim McDivitt.
Altitude Chamber - Footage of the prime crew during the altitude chamber checkouts with the spacecraft. Audio from preflight interview with Dave Scott. Includes backup crew run.
Vomit Comet- Zero-G training for EVA in the KC-135 aircraft. Audio from preflight interview with Rusty Schweickart. Includes backup crew training.
Underwater Training - Zero-G training for EVA in the Neutral Buoyancy tank. Audio from preflight interview with Rusty Schweickart.
LM-3 - Checkout of the first ever manned LM. Audio from preflight interview with Owen Maynard, NASA engineer, concerning the design and development of the lunar module.
Rollout - The launch vehicle and the mobile launch platform make their way out to pad 39A.
Padwork - Preparation at the Pad for the launch of Apollo 9. Audio from preflight interviews with NASA engineers and flight crew. Includes prime and backup crew emergency egress training at the pad.
Launch Day- Suitup, from the CDDT and launch day.
Launch - Multi-angle launch views of the Apollo 9 launch.
Aboard Apollo IX- Some of the most beautiful Apollo onboards come from Apollo 9. Well over two hours of onboard footage from the EVA, rendezvous and life inside the spacecraft. Audio is from a NASA interview with LMP Rusty Schweickart and the air to ground audio from Schweickart and Scott's EVA.
Television Transmission #1 - Test of the LM TV system. Shows McDivitt and Schweickart in LM. Short pass with partial video. Voice communications were intermittent during this pass.
Television Transmission #2 - Test of the LM TV system. Shows McDivitt and Schweickart in LM, with McDivitt eating a meal. Longer pass with better communication.
Recovery - Entry and recovery of the Apollo 9 spacecraft. Audio from retrofire and recovery.
Spider takes Flight
(Fort Smith, AR)
6/11/2012 5:48 PM
Amazing amount of material of the flight of the first LEM to go into space. Really enjoyed the audio of the astronuats explaining the mission before and after.