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Testing spiders and gumdrops on Apollo 9
October 21, 2012 9:28 AM   Subscribe

In March of 1969, Apollo 9 was launched into low earth orbit as critical test for future lunar landings. The Duet of Spider & Gumdrop is a half hour film, set to music from The Yellow Submarine, that publicized highlights of the mission.
posted by Brandon Blatcher (4 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
Seens to be on YouTube in two parts - Part 1 and Part 2.
posted by Devonian at 10:41 AM on October 21, 2012 [2 favorites]


[Changed link to point to full version of film.]
posted by LobsterMitten at 11:00 AM on October 21, 2012


Thank you for this! I can't get enough space porn!
posted by vibrotronica at 2:20 PM on October 21, 2012


In Tom Hank's 1998 HBO miniseries From The Earth To The Moon, one of my favorite episodes from the 13-part series was Episode 5, titled "Spider", which provided a lightly fictionalized account of Grumman's building of Spider and Gumdrop, focusing on the engineering and testing efforts behind the making of the spacecraft.
posted by dott8080 at 5:11 PM on October 22, 2012


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