SIGNED and INSCRIBED by RUSTY SCHWEICKART: "Apollo 9 LMP"
Apollo 9 was the third manned mission in the Apollo program. It was also the first flight of the Command/Service Module (CSM) with the Lunar Module. Schweickart served as Lunar Module Pilot, and the present image depicts the CSM (nicknamed "Gumdrop") and Lunar Module (nicknamed "Spider") docked together. Schweickart took the photograph as he stood on the porch outside the Lunar Module.