The Aurora 7 space capsule, from Mercury-Atlas 7 mission, on board U.S. Destroyer USS John R Pierce (DD-753)
Atlantic Ocean Date:1962, May 24 Duration:1 min 18 sec Sound:NO SOUND
The Aurora space capsule, retrieved from the sea after the Mercury-Atlas 7 orbital mission, is seen on deck of the USS John R Pierce (DD-753) in transit to Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico. "United States" painted on space capsule. Captain of the USS John R. Pierce, U.S. Navy Commander Adrian Lorensten, and Executive Officer, Lieutenant-Commander John Osborne, pose with wooden sign reading "John R Pierce," above and behind them.
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