THIS DAY IN HISTORY: Apollo 10 Rocket Rolls Out to the Launchpad in 1969

March 11,1969

As the Apollo 10 rocket rolled out to the launchpad on March 11, 1969, the Apollo 9 spacecraft with astronauts McDivitt, Schweickart, and Scott aboard was still circling Earth. (NASA Image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – As the Apollo 10 rocket rolled out to the launchpad on March 11, 1969, the Apollo 9 spacecraft with astronauts McDivitt, Schweickart, and Scott aboard was still circling Earth.

The Apollo 10 mission was the first flight of a complete, crewed Apollo spacecraft to operate around the Moon. It included all aspects of a lunar landing, except for the landing.

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