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Mercury-Redstone 4
Recovery of Mercury Astronaut Viril Grissom at end of MR-4 mission

Recovery of Mercury Astronaut Virgil I. (Gus) Grissom at end of the Mercury-Redstone 4 (MR-4) mission. View shows the Marine helicopter pulling the astronaut from the water at the end of a recovery line. The helicopter had to abandon its attempts to recover the spacecraft. Behind the Marine helicopter, a Navy helicopter prepares to assist.

Catalog Date: 27 July 1961
Film Type: 8x10
NASA image: S61-02819

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