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[i]ARMSTRONG: The egress was performed at the destroyer. We waited until the destroyer pulled up alongside the spacecraft, and the spacecraft was attached to the destroyer by means of lines. We egressed directly from the open hatch of the spacecraft to the Jacob's ladder. This was somewhat difficult because of the high sea state and the spacecraft was bobbing up and down alongside the destroyer, perhaps 10 to 15 feet, I would say, bumping along the side. The nose ring of the spacecraft was dented rather badly as a result of the contacts with the side of the destroyer. They could easily saved the chute, but due to a misunderstanding between the swimmers and the hoist operator they lost the main chute during the process of spacecraft recovery.
SCOTT: It got tangled up in the screws.
ARMSTRONG: Yes. I think it did.
FCSD REP: Did you both egress through your respective hatches?
SCOTT: No. I closed and locked mine and got out on his side.[/i][/B][/QUOTE]
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