Apollo 10 Flight Recovery Letter [Fearn]
Digitized Content

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.2018.0041
Dates:
1969
Languages:
English
This collection is in English.
Physical Description:
0.05 Cubic Feet
1 folder
Repository:
This collection consists of a letter, in a commemorative postal cover, written by Ernest Frederick Fearn on board the USS
Arlington
while waiting for splashdown of Apollo 10. The collection also contains a color photograph of Fearn, in uniform, with his wife, Donna.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of a letter written by Ernest Frederick Fearn on board the USS
Arlington
while waiting for splashdown of Apollo 10. In the letter, written to his nephews, Fearn describes recovery plans. The letter was mailed in a commemorative postal cover from the U.S. Navy Recovery Force which is also included in the collection. Finally, the collection contains a color photograph, measuring approximately 1.75 by 3.25 inches, of Fearn in uniform with his wife, Donna.

Arrangement
Arrangement
This collection is in original order.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Apollo 10 (May 18 to May 26, 1969) was the first flight of a complete, crewed Apollo spacecraft to operate around the moon and served as a "dress rehearsal" for the lunar landing. Apollo 10 was also responsible for the first live color TV transmissions to Earth from space. The Apollo 10 Command Module, named
Charlie Brown
by the crew, splashed down in the Pacific Ocean. The primary recovery ship was the USS
Princeton
, and the USS
Arlington
was designated the primary landing area communications relay ship. Ernest Frederick Fearn was a Senior Chief Electronics Technician - ETCS aboard the USS
Arlington
during the Apollo 10 flight recovery mission.

Administration
Processing Information
Arranged, described, and encoded by Jessamyn Lloyd, 2018.
Author
Jessamyn Lloyd
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Patricia Ammerer, Gift, 2018, NASM.2018.0041, Donated in honor of Joann C. Fearn.

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
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Conditions Governing Use
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Preferred Citation
Apollo 10 Flight Recovery Letter [Fearn], NASM.2018.0041, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

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Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
14390 Air & Space Museum Parkway
Chantilly, VA 20151
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