Shepard Capsule Rescued by Helicopter
April 7, 2003
The rescue helicopter crew drops Astronaut Alan Shepard a hoisting sling after the landing of the Mercury spacecraft and the end of the first American suborbital manned mission. Shepard is standing on his capsule, looking up at the helicopter.
Topics: Disaster Accident, Environment, Mercury program, Human spaceflight, Space exploration, Shepard Capsule Rescued, Mercury-Redstone 4, Sub-orbital spaceflight, Project Mercury, Mercury-Redstone 3, Alan Shepard, Spaceflight