Space capsule lowered from destroyer deck to flatbed trailer at Roosevelt Roads Naval Station.
Ceiba Puerto Rico Date:1962, May 26 Duration:2 min 48 sec Sound:NO SOUND
The Aurora 7space capsule on the deck of the U.S. Navy Destroyer, USS John R. Pierce (DD-753), which had recovered it from the sea after splashdown, following the Mercury-Atlas 7 orbital mission. Sailors set hook from derrick onto the space capsule and then steady it with lines as is is raised from the ship and transferred by the derrick onto a waiting flat bed trailer.
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