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Recovery of Apollo 9 Spacecraft
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Recovery of Apollo 9 Spacecraft

April 28, 2003
Aerial view of an Apollo 9 crewman egressing the command module onto a life raft after splashdown in the Atlantic recovery area and a successful ten-day, earth-orbital space mission. Navy divers have already attached a flotation collar to the command module and are assisting with recovery operations.