[APOLLO 9]. CSM "GUMDROP" ABOVE EARTH. VINTAGE COLOR PHOTOGRAPH, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY RUSSELL SCHWEICKART
APOLLO 9 - CSM "GUMDROP" ABOVE EARTH
Vintage color photograph, labeled "AP 908" at bottom left corner, 16 3/4 by 20 3/4 inches.
SIGNED and INSCRIBED by RUSTY SCHWEICKART: "RUSTY SCHWEICKART Apollo 9 CSM Gumdrop as seen from LM - 3 Spider"
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") as taken from the Lunar Module (nicknamed "Spider").