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Apollo 10
Apollo 10 spacecraft with Navy swimmers floating in recovery area

The Apollo 10 spacecraft, with Astronauts Stafford, Young, and Cernan still inside, floats in the South Pacific immediately after touchdown. U.S. Navy underwater demolition team swimmers assist in the recovery operations. Splashdown occurred at 11:53 a.m., May 26, 1969, about 400 miles east of American Samoa. Note that in this photo the divers have attached a flotation collar to the spacecraft.

Catalog Date: 26 May 1969
Film Type: 4x5
NASA image: S69-36592

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