Recovery of Apollo 9 Spacecraft
April 28, 2003
Apollo 9 spacecraft floats in the Atlantic recovery area after splashdown to conclude a successful ten-day, earth-orbital space mission. Splashdown occurred at 12:00:53 p.m., March 13, 1969. Notice the spent parachutes floating on the water's surface near the capsule.
Topics: Environment, Human spaceflight, Spaceflight, Space exploration, Mercury-Redstone 2, Splashdown, Apollo 9, Apollo program, Constellation program, Mercury program, Project Constellation