Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

View of press corps selected to be aboard the USS Lake Champlain (CV-39) during the Mercury MR-3 Flight Freedom 7 Recovery mission, May 5, 1961 posed in front of a Douglas AD (A-1, BT2D) Skyraider; Grumman S-2 (S2F) Tracker visible at left. [Note: many of the people in the photograph have signed the reverse of this print. See image of reverse for additional information.]

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Aircraft carriers
  • Space flight
  • Naval aviation
  • Aeronautics
  • Astronautics
  • Airplanes

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

Restrictions & Rights

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U.S. Navy



Repository Loc.

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



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