Recovery of Apollo 10
April 28, 2003
A Navy helicopter arrivies to recover the Apollo 10 astronauts, seen entering a life raft, as their spacecraft floats in the South Pacific immediately after touchdown. 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.
Topics: Apollo program, Human spaceflight, Space exploration, Splashdown, Gemini 8, Apollo 1, Apollo 11, Apollo 10, Spaceflight