Apollo 17 command module pilot Ronald E. Evans is hoisted in a "Billy Pugh" rescue net from his command module to the rescue helicopter following Apollo 17's Pacific splashdown, December 19, 1972. The recovery ship, U.S.S. Ticonderoga, awaits the arrival of the astronauts. Apollo 17 landed 648 kilometers (420 miles) Southeast of American Samoa.
"Billy Pugh" Rescue Net
APOLLO 17 ACHEIVEMENTS
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