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Gumdrop Sunday

Join the National Space Centre for a countdown to launch of Apollo 9. Apollo 9 was the first space test of the complete Apollo spacecraft. Commander James McDivitt, Command Module Pilot David Scott, and Lunar Module Pilot Rusty Schweickart, spent ten days in low Earth orbit testing several aspects critical to landing on the Moon. The command module was labelled “Gumdrop” because of the Command Module's shape.

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To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo space programme, you are invited to join us to create a 1/32 scale LEGO® Saturn V model over the weekend. This nearly 4m high structure will be one of the largest ever created and will go on display in the Space Oddities: Apollo 50 exhibition for the Easter period.

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National Space Centre Exploration Drive Leicester LE4 5NS

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