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Safe Landing

Falling, falling, falling
Burning, burning, burning
Who will catch me?

Snap! Suddenly, falling, slowing
Splash! Suddenly, floating, swimming

Danger to deliverance
Hell to home
In an instant
We are safe

This is part of my “Inspired by Space” Series.

Title: Apollo 9 Splashdown

Full Description: The Apollo 9 Command Module “Gumdrop”, with astronauts James A. McDivitt, David R. Scott, and Russell L. Schweickart aboard, splashes down in the Atlantic recovery area to conclude a successful ten-day, Earth orbital mission. Splashdown occurred at 12:00:53 p.m. (EST), March 13, 1969, only 4.5 nautical miles from the prime recovery ship, U.S.S. Guadalcanal.

Image Number: S69-27465

Date: March 13, 1969


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