The ship that welcomed the astronauts

7/24/1969

Look at the second entry in this deck log from the U.S.S. Hornet, dated July 24, 1969. It documents the ship’s role in the recovery of the Apollo 11 astronauts in the Pacific Ocean. Arriving on board the Hornet shortly before the astronauts were recovered, President Richard Nixon welcomed them home.

National Archives, Records of the Bureau of Naval Personnel


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