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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.


 
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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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