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posted 01-12-2019 03:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Half a century ago this week, there was frantic activity at the Kennedy Space Center. With Apollo 9 standing ready at Pad 39A, LM-4 for Apollo 10 was prepared for mating with the Spacecraft/LM Adapter in the Manned Spacecraft Operations Building. Meanwhile LM-5 had just arrived from Grumman.


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posted 01-12-2019 04:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great photo of LM "Snoopy"...

Talking about the Apollo 9 mission, do we know above which area the Apollo 9 LM "Spider" burned up in Earth's atmosphere?

Rick Mulheirn

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posted 01-12-2019 05:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote


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posted 01-12-2019 05:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lasv3   Click Here to Email Lasv3     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
According to the publication "Apollo" by R.W.Orloff and D.M.Harland "the descent stage remained in orbit until March 22, 1969 and impacted the Indian Ocean off the coast of eastern Africa". The ascent stage entered the atmosphere on Oct. 23, 1981, place of entry not given.

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