Russell Louis Schweickart

(b. 1935)

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(1935– )

US astronaut. He was the lunar module pilot aboard the Apollo 9 flight, a ten-day Earth orbit in March 1969 to test Apollo's lunar-landing hardware. During the mission, he also undertook a 46-minute space walk to test the new Apollo spacesuit. Schweickart was selected as an astronaut in 1963 and left NASA in 1979.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

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