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Apollo 8 Rescue Net Gallery


The sign by the rescue net. It reads

Helicopter Rescue Net and Hoist

This is the Billy Pugh rescue net (named for its inventor) and hoist used to lift Apollo 8 astronauts James Lovell, Frank Borman, and William Anders aboard a helicopter for transfer to the recovery aircraft carrier, U.S.S. Yorktown.

Apollo 8 Rescue Net at National Air & Space Museum
Time picture taken Tue Jun 19 13:46:06 2007
Location picture taken Apollo to the Moon Gallery
National Air & Space Museum
Washington, DC
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