Apollo 10 Helicopter Recovery, 1969. Creator: NASA.

Apollo 10 Helicopter Recovery, 1969. Creator: NASA.

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Apollo 10 Helicopter Recovery, 1969. A Navy helicopter arrivies 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 11:53 a.m., 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. Apollo 10 was the second of the Apollo missions to orbit the Moon.

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  1. NASA, attributed to: American:
  1. Eugene Cernan: American: Astronaut
  2. Thomas Stafford: American: Astronaut
  3. John Watts Young: American: Astronaut

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