• Short Summary

    One way to recovery a space capsule returning to earth is to grapple it with a hook on a rope - in mid-air.

  • Description

    One way to recovery a space capsule returning to earth is to grapple it with a hook on a rope - in mid-air.

    Over Hawaiian waters this month, USAF airplanes scoured the skies for a dummy capsule similar to that fired atop a Discoverer. The capsule plummeted from B-47 plane at 50,000 feet. Propped in the rear of search planes, airforcemen let fly rope and hook to snatch the parachuted capsule from its drop.

    The Air Force work with the Navy to recover capsules. They report air and sea practice exercises reach a high degree of success.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1BXJ1KSC4UCZQG2NB5ZADBP
    Media URN:
    VLVA1BXJ1KSC4UCZQG2NB5ZADBP
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/05/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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