In Photos: A Look Back at 1969
Students attending the last day of the U.S. Senate Youth Forum on February 8, 1969, in Washington, D.C., meet with President Nixon, and use their cameras to record the visit.
A view of the set of the Public TV series Sesame Street featuring Big Bird. Sesame Street premiered on November 10, 1969.
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Singer James Brown poses at Los Angeles International Airport with his Lincoln Continental and a waiting Learjet.
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Apollo 9 astronaut Dave Scott opens the hatch of the command module and moves toward the lunar module while in Earth orbit on March 6, 1969. The Apollo 9 mission tested the readiness of the Lunar Module and EVA procedures, ahead of the scheduled Apollo 11 mission to the moon.