NASA LM-3 (Lunar Module-3, Spider) The Apollo 9 Earth Orbital Mission Embroidered Patch
The First Manned Lunar Module
LM-3 Apollo 9 Replica Patch
"Following the successful test of the un-crewed Apollo Lunar Module LM-1 in January 1968, LM-3 was to be the first Lunar Module flown with a crew.
Launched by the mighty Saturn V rocket with Apollo 9 on March 3, 1969, LM-3, call-sign "Spider", was flown in earth orbit, testing separation, docking, and rendezvous procedures. This milestone flight paved the way for the lunar landing missions that followed.
The 3⅓ x 3½" (85 x 87mm) fully-embroidered patch shown above represents what I believe to be the most accurate replica of the original patch design produced to-date."
Chris Spain of the Crew Patch Reference Guide.