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Sigma 7 Recovery (1962)
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1962 |
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    Pararescue swimmers drop from a helicopter to help Schirra exit the floating spacecraft. Schirra radioed his preference to be towed to the nearby USS Kearsarge instead. 
    Hoisting Sigma 7 aboard the USS Kearsarge
    Bringing the capsule on deck
    Five minutes after coming aboard, Schirra blew Sigma's explosive hatch to exit the capsule
    NASA officials help Schirra out of his spacesuit before doctors perform a medical exam