NASA Photo ID: S61-02711           File Name: 10073525.jpg
Film Type: 8x10                    Date Taken: 05/05/61
Title: Crew members of U.S. Champlain cheer arrival of Astronaut Alan Shepard
Description:
Crew members of the U.S. Navy Carrier Champlain cheer and take pictures of 
the arrival of the first Project Mercury pilot to fly a suborbital flight, 
Astronaut Alan B. Shepard, Jr.  Two helecopters are approaching the ship,
one  carrying the astronaut and the other the capsule.                  

Subject terms:
ASTRONAUTS                              
CEREMONIES                              
MERCURY MR-3 FLIGHT                     
MERCURY PROJECT                         
NAVY                                    
PERSONNEL                               
RESCUE OPERATIONS                       
SHIPS                                   
SPACECRAFT RECOVERY                     
WATER LANDING                           

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