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Despite a number of issues with re-entry, including unexpected amounts of smoke from the thrusters and instability of the craft in the water, the crew and spacecraft were successfully recovered by USS Intrepid.


  1. 1 In going to landing attitude, the change is so sudden that Gus Grissom cracks his helmet faceplate
  2. 2 Due to smoke from the thrusters, the crew decides to deviate from the post-landing checklist in keeping their helmets on.