Detail View: NASA Johnson Space Center Collection: Astronaut Russell Schweickart wears EMU and PLSS for countdown test

Title: 
Astronaut Russell Schweickart wears EMU and PLSS for countdown test
Description: 
Astronaut Russell L. Schweickart, lunar module pilot of the Apollo 9 prime crew, wears the extravehicular mobility unit (EMU) which he will use during his scheduled Apollo 9 extravehicular activity. In addition to the space suit and bubble helmet, the EMU also includes a portable life support system (PLSS) back pack, an Oxygen Purge System (seen atop the PLSS), and a Remote Control Unit on his chest. When this photograph was taken, Schweickart was suited up to participate in an Apollo 9 Countdown Demonstration Test.
Date Taken: 
1969-02-23
Program: 
Apollo
Mission: 
Apollo IX
Subject Terms: 
9
facet_what: 
Apollo 9
facet_where: 
Johnson Space Center (JSC)
Photo ID: 
S69-25878
Film Type: 
4x5 BW
UID: 
SPD-JSC-S69-25878
original url: 
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