Space capsule Aurora 7, recovered at night after splashdown, following Mercury-Atlas 7 orbital mission.
Atlantic Ocean Date:1962, May 24 Duration:4 min 49 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Nighttime views from deck of Destroyer, USS John R. Pierce (DD-753) as it recovers the space capsule, Aurora 7, which carried Scott Carpenter on the second U.S. orbital mission. View of capsule being supported by floatation collar in water where it splashed down, 200 km from Puerto Rico, . Flood lights shines on the capsule. Crew of sailors hoist the Aurora 7 capsule on board the USS John R Pierce, and secure it to the deck.. The ship' Captain, Commander Adrian Lorensten, and Executive Officer, Commander James W. Foust are seen on the deck.
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