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An Oldie but Goodie September 19, 2005

Posted by jtintle in Earth, Space Fotos.
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Astronauts Neil Armstrong and David R. Scott, assisted by U.S. Navy divers, await the arrival of the recovery ship after completion of their Gemini 8 mission.

Astronauts Neil Armstrong and David R. Scott sit with their spacecraft hatches open while awaiting the arrival of the recovery ship, the USS Leonard F. Mason, after the successful completion of their Gemini 8 mission. They’re assisted by U.S. Navy divers. The overhead view shows the Gemini 8 spacecraft with the yellow flotation collar attached to stabilize the spacecraft in choppy seas. The green marker dye is highly visible from the air and is used as a locating aid.

Credit: NASA