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Frogmen Open the Hatch

Men watch from the ship as diver open the hatch of the module
Description: Painting, Acrylic; By Doris Rodewig; 1973; Framed Dimensions 29H X 35W
Accession #: 88-162-QQ
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Members of an Underwater Demolition Team (UDT), known as "frogmen" were the first to arrive via helicopter after a splashdown. They would attach a floatation collar to stabilize the command module, fasten a raft and open the door to allow the astronauts to exit the module. 

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