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NH 97404 "Sigma 7" Project "Mercury" Space Capsule

Photo #: NH 97404  "Sigma 7" Project "Mercury" Space Capsule
Title: "Sigma 7" Project "Mercury" Space Capsule
Description: Photo #: NH 97404 Sigma 7 Project Mercury Space Capsule Is towed toward USS Kearsarge (CVS-33) for pickup, after its orbital flight with astronaut (Commander, USN) Walter Schirra on board, 16 October 1962. Note rescue swimmer on the capsule's flotation collar, and a Kearsarge 26-foot motor whaleboat standing by. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval History and Heritage Command.
Catalog #: NH 97404
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