Apollo 10 Helicopter Recovery

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A Navy helicopter arrives to recover the Apollo 10 astronauts, seen entering a life raft, as the Command Module "Charlie Brown" floats in the South Pacific. U.S. Navy underwater demolition team swimmers assist in the recovery operations. Splashdown occurred at 12:53 p.m. eastern time, May 26, 1969, about 400 miles east of American Samoa. Note that in this photo the divers have attached a flotation collar to the spacecraft.

Image Number: S69-21036
Date: May 26, 1969


Owner: NASA on The Commons
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