Helicopters try to rescue the Liberty Bell 7 capsule and Gus Grissom.
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Sunken Mercury Capsule is Recovered!
News story originally written on July 21, 1999
Scientists found the Liberty Bell 7, which was part of the Mercury Program. The spacecraft had been in the Atlantic Ocean for 38 years. Gus Grissom was the pilot. Helicopters saved him, but the craft sank to the bottom.
Scientists brought the Liberty Bell 7 up from the sea floor. It will be cleaned before going on a tour around the country. After traveling, it will stay in a museum in Kansas.
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