Apollo 13 crew recovery after splashdown
Astronaut James A. Lovell Jr., Apollo 13 commander, is lifted aboard a helicopter from the prime recovery ship, the U.S.S. Iwo Jima, in a "Billy Pugh" net. Lovell was the last of the three Apollo 13 crewmen to egress the Command Module and the last to be lifted aboard the helicopter. He was preceded by Astronauts John L. Swigert Jr., and Fred W. Haise Jr. The Command Module and a U.S. Navy underwater demolition team swimmer can be seen in the background. Apollo 13 splashdown occured at 12:07:44 p.m., April 17, 1970.
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