1969

MAR 3, 1969 / APOLLO 9
Astronauts James McDivitt, David Scott & Russell Schweickart orbit the earth for ten days and perform first U.S. spacewalk.

MAY 18, 1969 / APOLLO 10
"Dry run" for Apollo 11 moon landing executed by Thomas Stafford, John Young & Eugene Cernan. Saturn V rocket sets record for manned vehicle top-speed of 24,791 mph.

JUL 20, 1969 / APOLLO 11
Edwin Aldrin soft lands "Eagle" lunar module on Sea Of Tranquility. Neil Armstrong becomes first human moonwalker.

NOV 19, 1969 / APOLLO 12
Astronauts Pete Conrad, Alan Bean & Dick Gordon complete second moon landing and sixth manned Apollo Program mission.