David Scott (American, b. 1932)
The Lunar Module Spider with landing gear deployed, Apollo 9, March 1969. Vintage chromogenic print on fiber-based Kodak paper with 'A Kodak Paper' watermark on the verso, image size 7 7/8 x 7 7/8 in. (19.8 x 19.8 cm), unmatted.
Condition: Fingerprints l.c.
N.B. Photographed from the Command Module, Spider is piloted by Schweickart and McDivitt. The Lunar Module, or the "ugly bug" as it was often called, was built of wafer-thin metal. A vehicle intended solely for use in space, it was so frail that its flanks would crumple if subjected to flight in Earth's lower atmosphere. Apollo 9 was the only mission where the beauty of the Earth served as a backdrop for the Lunar Module and the Command Module in flight. The NASA negative number is AS9-21-3122.
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