Greg Buckingham, restoration specialist for the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center, talks about the restoration process that the Liberty Bell 7 will undergo at the space museum Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 8, 1999, in Hutchinson, Kan. In his hand he holds an altimeter. The Liberty Bell 7, Gus Grissom's Mercury spacecraft that sank off the coast of Florida in 1961, was recovered on July 20, 1999. It had rested on the ocean floor more than 16,000 feet below sea level for 38 years.
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