In Painting 47B, the MOL pilots are shown safely back on Earth after a fiery re-entry into the Earth’s atmosphere, floating in their capsule as the parachute settles behind them and the Navy rushes to retrieve them. In this dynamic and visually attractive painting, Jacobe again accurately depicts the Gemini-B configuration in surprising detail, and finally minus its red nose. However, he shows the frangible strip, the while line between the hatches and their windows, as still intact, despite the fact that it would have been broken during the parachute deployment sequence. This is a small detail , but reconfirms the distance between the operational and artistic domains even in McDonnell Douglas.

The aircraft carrier may be meant to represent the USS Enterprise (CVN-65), according to Jim Catrett, a NASA employee and Navy veteran, who saw the art on display in September 2016. The Enterprise was the only carrier to have the distinctive "breadbox" of phased array radar antennas on her superstructure. If so, it was another bit of artistic license by Jacobe, since the Enterprise never retrieved any US spacecraft.

The onion skin sheet image (below) was enhanced to reveal four close-up views perhaps in an animated sequence highlighting the floating capsule (both a tight and a wide view), the combined recovery force and the aircraft carrier specifically.