Some Capsules Float Nose Down


Skylab 4 Command Module

The Skylab 4 Command Module bobs in an apex-down configuration (stable two).

The crew landed in the calm water of the Pacific Ocean 176 miles southwest of San Diego, California, following a successful splashdown and 84-day mission in Earth orbit.

Photo credit: NASA S74-17742 (8 Feb. 1974) - Larger image

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