NASA Orion Launch Abort System (LAS) test. Designed to separate the crew module from the rest of the spacecraft at 17Gs for two seconds.
NASA Orion drop test - GIF
NASA Mercury capsule - photo
NASA rescue ball - photos
1960 C-119J mid-air recovery of satellite capsule - photo and video
NASA Go Navigator lifts SpaceX Dragon 2 capsule from water - GIF