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.

Partners

A rocket display at Splashdown 2009  |  Photo by C.J. Lee

A rocket display at Splashdown 2009  |  Photo by C.J. Lee

Our partners are a very important part of the Museum’s Splashdown 45 event in which we celebrate the anniversary of man’s first landing on the moon and return to Earth, and the role the USS Hornet played in the astronauts’ safe recovery. The 2009 Splashdown event was attended by 3,500 people (mostly families) and was highly successful in terms of gaining widespread media attention. This event is part of the Museum’s overall youth STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) initiatives.

Splashdown 45 provides our partners an exciting venue for investing in the next generation of Americans. Proceeds from this event will help fund further development of our community outreach activities, such as our youth STEM education program, merit badges for scouts, etc. Participation will help the San Francisco Bay Area evolve into a nationally recognized center of excellence for space exploration education. Your organization can join the partners below and become a partner, too—to ensure your legacy as a key contributor for inspiring our youth to journey back to the moon—and beyond!

For More information: Download our Partnership Packet or contact Holly Gallagher at (510) 521-8448 x 239 or via email at: holly.gallagher@uss-hornet.org


Splashdown 45 features joint activities with various organizations to help promote the Bay Area as a major space exploration destination for tourists. We thank them for their participation and contributions. So far, organizations that have signed on to help us develop, promote, and conduct Splashdown 45 include the following:

Nerds Night Out

Nerds Night Out

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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