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Apollo 9 — Gum Drop
San Diego Air & Space Museum
San Diego, CA

Apollo 9

• Serial Number:104
• Flight:AS-504
• Mission:Apollo 9
• Nickname:Gum Drop
• Crew:McDivitt, Scott, Schweikart
• Launch Date:3-3-1969
• Flight Duration:10 Days, 1 Hours, 1 Minutes
Apollo 9 command module on display at the San Diego Air & Space Museum in the San Diego Balboa Park museum complex. The Apollo 9 mission featured the first flight of the Lunar Excursion Module. The LEM was extensively tested in low Earth orbit. This mission paved the way for Apollo 10, which would take the LEM to the moon for a dress rehearsal of the moon landing.

This spacecraft was located at the Michigan Space & Science Center on the grounds of Jackson Community College for many years. The Michigan museum closed in 2003. Most of the artifacts from the museum went to the Kalamazoo Air Zoo, however, the Apollo 9 spacecraft was sent to San Diego.

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