Apollo 9 astronaut Russell "Rusty" L. Schweickart gave a short speech at the dedication of an F-86H Sabre fighter jet with his old tail number. During the speech, he talked about service in space and how the Apollo program affected the American people. A new Air Force video shows that speech and footage from the Apollo program.
Russell "Rusty" L. Schweickart, an astronaut who piloted the Apollo 9 lunar module and helped pave the way for man's first steps on the moon, gave a speech June 8 during a ceremony dedicating a Sabre jet display with his former tail number in his honor. He used the opportunity to talk about his career and man's relationship with the universe.