Saturday, March 14, 2009

Flight of the Spider - The unsung triumph of Apollo 9

BBCNews: 'Ungainly' perhaps: The Spider, Apollo's First
Lunar Module never left Earth orbit.

Forty years ago this week, mankind's attempts to land on the Moon took a giant leap forward with the maiden spaceflight of the Apollo Lunar Module. Continuing his series of essays for the 40th anniversary of the Moon landings, Dr Christopher Riley reminds us of the importance of the often overlooked Apollo 9 mission and the momentous message one of its crewmen brought back to Earth.
Read the Tribute HERE.

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