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The sign accompanying the recovery hook. It reads

Recovery Hook

To lift the CM from the sea, a recovery hook and strap were attached to a loop at the top of the capsule. A crane then hoisted the CM onto the deck of the recovery ship, as seen in the image from Apollo 13 below.

Apollo: Safely Home at U.S. Space and Rocket Center
Time picture taken Sat Jun 22 15:33:30 2019
Location picture taken Saturn V Hall
Davidson Center for Space Exploration
U.S. Space & Rocket Center
Huntsville, AL
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