Splashdown 45 - USS Hornet Museum Celebrates Apollo 11 Anniversary

Honoring the Past… Inspiring the Future…

This site is devoted to the public commemoration of the Apollo 11 moon mission --  the first time humans walked on the moon and their safe recovery by the aircraft carrier USS Hornet upon their return to Earth. Visit here for the latest updates and information about the special guests, schedule of events, exhibits and activities, ticket packages, and more.

Newsroom

We invite members of the media to attend a private meeting with Buzz Aldrin. Media should set up at 9:45am. Press conference will be from 10:00am–11:15am. Requests to attend this press conference should be submitted to:

Victoria Sánchez De Alba
De Alba Communications
Phone: (415) 670-9533 | Mobile: (650) 270-7810
victoria@dealba.net

Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin and other invited guests meet the press at Splashdown 2009 press conference | Photo by Susan Wood — More photos

Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin and other invited guests meet the press at Splashdown 2009 press conference | Photo by Susan Wood — More photos

Latest News

PLEASE NOTE: Press releases pertaining to Splashdown 45 will be posted here in PDF format. The Museum's entire collection of Press Releases are available on our main website.


SD45 Articles

San Francisco Chronicle (SFGate) • July 20, 2014

In '69, Apollo 11's return made splash in S.F.

Contra Costa Times (Bay Area News Group) • July 18, 2014

Alameda: Astronaut Buzz Aldrin returning to USS Hornet

Diablo Magazine • July 2014

Apollo Party

InPark Magazine • July 11, 2014

From Heaven to Seas: USS Hornet Museum Celebrates 45th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Splashdown

ALIVE East Bay • May Issue

The May edition of ALIVE East Bay talks about how efforts to reach Mars require youth STEM learning programs.

InPark Magazine • March 26, 2014

Buzz Aldrin Returning to Deck of USS Hornet 45 Years After Splashdown Landing of Apollo 11


Buzz #Apollo45 Videos

Don Blair • July 15, 2014

Radio Pool Correspondent for the Apollo recovery on the USS Hornet and Author


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The USS Hornet Museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and a registered State and National Historic Landmark. 
The Museum's official website is www.uss-hornet.org.
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