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Mercury-Atlas 9
Navy frogmen swim to spacecraft to begin retrieval operations

A U.S. Navy frogman, deployed from the hovering helicopter, swims next to the spacecraft and makes contact with Astronaut L. Gordon Cooper inside, as his fellow team members bring up the floatation gear to be attached to the spacecraft. The main chute floats at top left, and the ejecdted reserve chute floats at the lower right of the spacecraft in the green dye area.

Catalog Date: 16 May 1963
Film Type: 35mm
NASA image: S63-07730

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