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Navy helicopter arrives to recover Apollo 10 astronauts

A Navy helicopter arrivies to recover the Apollo 10 astronauts, seen entering a life raft, as their spacecraft 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: 35mm
NASA image: S69-21036

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