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Mercury-Redstone 3
Rescue helicopter crew drop Astronaut Shepard a hoisting sling after landing

The rescue helicopter crew drops Astronaut Alan Shepard a hoisting sling after the landing of the Mercury spacecraft and the end of the first American suborbital manned mission. Shepard is standing on his capsule, looking up at the helicopter.

Catalog Date: 21 July 1961
Film Type: 8x10
NASA image: S61-02723

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