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Mercury-Redstone 4
Attempted Recovery of Mercury spacecraft at end of MR-4 mission

Attempted recovery of Mercury spacecraft at end of the Mercury-Redstone 4 (MR-4) mission. View shows the Marine helicopter pulled almost to the waters surface by the weight of the capsule, which filled with water. It eventually had to abandon its recovery attempts. Behind the Marine helicopter, a Navy helicopter prepares to assist.

Catalog Date: 27 July 1961
Film Type: 8x10
NASA image: S61-02820

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