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Apollo 13
Apollo 13 crew recovery after splashdown

The Apollo 13 spacecraft floats in the South Pacific following splash down at 12:07:44 p.m., April 17, 1970. Astronaut Fred W. Haise Jr., lunar module pilot, rides the "Billy Pugh" net up to a rescue helicopter while Astronauts James A. Lovell Jr., commander, and John L. Swigert Jr., command module pilot, wait in the life raft. Two U.S. Navy Underwater Demolition Team swimmers can be seen in the water while a third waits in the raft with the astronauts.



Catalog Date: 17 April 1970
Film Type: 35mm BW
NASA image: S70-35625