Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Splashdown 2009 Celebration
The Splashdown 2009 celebrates the 40th anniversary of the aircraft carrier Hornet recovered the three Apollo 11 astronauts after their command module splashed down in the Pacific returning from their historic mission to the moon. Three months later, the ship recovered the crew of Apollo 12, whose three astronauts had completed the second successful lunar mission.
Programs will be held and exhibits displayed from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Hornet museum docked at 707 West Hornet Ave. in Alameda.
On Friday (July 24, 2009), Crew members from the Hornet's missions - both Apollo 11 and 12 - will speak about their roles in the recovery.
Interactive Apollo Timeline SFGate Story