Rescue Net, Apollo 7
- All of the Apollo missions ended with splashdown in the ocean and recovery by specially trained teams from the U.S. Navy. Astronauts were lifted into hovering Navy helicopters by means of rescue nets attached to electric powered hoists.
- This rescue net, used to recover the Apollo 7, was taken out of service following the rescue. The U.S. Navy transferred it to the Smithsonian in 1969.
- Data Source
- National Air and Space Museum
- Billy Pugh Company Inc.
- Credit Line
- Transferred by the U.S. Department of the Navy in cooperation with the Billy Pugh Company, Inc. , Corpus Christi, Texas.
- Aluminum, Foam, Nylon, Steel, Stainless Steel
- 3-D: 129.5 × 135.9 × 27.9cm (51 × 53 1/2 × 11 in.)
- Storage (Aluminum pallet andf frame with fabric dust cover): 153 × 153 × 163.8cm, 53.5kg (60 1/4 × 60 1/4 × 64 1/2 in., 118lb.)