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Apollo 10 astronaut Eugene Cernan, 26th May 1969.


Apollo 10 astronaut Eugene Cernan, 26th May 1969.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 24cm x 32cm


Cernan is being hoisted aboard a helicopter for transfer to the recovery ship Us Princeton after the splashdown of his Apollo capsule in the South Pacific at the end of the Apollo 10 mision. Apollo 10, carrying astronauts Thomas Stafford, John Young and Eugene Cernan, was launched on 18th May 1969 on a lunar orbital mision, the dres rehearsal for the Apollo 11 landing mision which took place two months later.

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