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Apollo 17 recovery helicopter and divers, 1972

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Apollo 17 recovery helicopter and divers. Footage of a rescue helicopter and the recovery ship for the Apollo 17 astronauts who are in their Command Module after splashdown in the southern Pacific Ocean on 19 December 1972. An inflatable ring has been deployed and divers are securing the module and waiting to aid the astronuats when they emerge. The three NASA astronauts (Eugene Cernan, Ron Evans and Harrison Schmitt) were returning from their lunar mission, where Cernan and Schmitt had been the last humans to walk on the Moon in what was the final Apollo mission. Splashdown occurred at 19:24 UTC. Divers secured the module and the astronauts were retrieved by rescue helicopter and were on board the recovery ship USS Ticonderoga 52 minutes later.

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