Mercury MR-3 Flight Freedom 7 Recovery; Military, USA, Navy, Aircraft Carriers, CV-39 Lake Champlain; Sikorsky (S-58) HUS-1 (UH-34D) Seahorse; Sikorsky (S-58) HSS-1N (SH-34J) Seabat. [photograph]

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Collection Item Summary:

View of aircraft approaching the USS Lake Champlain (CV-39) during recovery mission for the Mercury MR-3 Flight, May 5, 1961. U.S. Marines Sikorsky (S-58) HUS-1 (UH-34D) Seahorse (A/C No. 148767) can be seen carrying the Freedom 7 capsule nearest the ship, and U.S. Navy Sikorsky (S-58) HSS-1N (SH-34J) Seabat (A/C No. 147995) can be seen following.

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Topic

  • Aircraft carriers
  • Space flight
  • Naval aviation
  • Aeronautics
  • Astronautics
  • Helicopters
  • Space vehicles

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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photographer

U.S. Navy

Date

5/5/1961

Repository Loc.

National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560

Type

Photographs

Local number

NASM-9A14502