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.

Sponsors & Donors

The USS Hornet Museum would like to especially thank NASA Ames Research Center, who is a valued Participant in Splashdown 45.

We gratefully acknowledge and
highly appreciate the support of Splashdown 45
by the following organizations:

John Stonesifer and Buzz Aldrin greet each other at Splashdown 2009 while Clancy Hatleberg watches. | Photo by Bob Fish

John Stonesifer and Buzz Aldrin greet each other at Splashdown 2009 while Clancy Hatleberg watches. | Photo by Bob Fish

CONTACT:

Mike McCormick
Chief Marketing Officer
4000 w 114th Street
Suite 300
Leawood, KS 66211
(913) 266-3720

The WFF will host Hill Country Space Expo, a STEM event, on September 26th & 27th.

The WFF will host Hill Country Space Expo, a STEM event, on September 26th & 27th.

Buzz Aldrin meets the Yanowitch twins at Splashdown 2009 | Photo by Susan Wood

Buzz Aldrin meets the Yanowitch twins at Splashdown 2009 | Photo by Susan Wood

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Events like Splashdown 45 encourage young explorers to challenge their minds with STEM studies.

Events like Splashdown 45 encourage young explorers to challenge their minds with STEM studies.

Henry Croxen, age 2, and his space monkey want to see what being quarantined was like. | Photo by his proud grandmother, Lisa Wright

Henry Croxen, age 2, and his space monkey want to see what being quarantined was like. | Photo by his proud grandmother, Lisa Wright

Apollo 12 Astronaut Alan Bean arrives at Splashdown 2004 | Photo by Bob Fish

Apollo 12 Astronaut Alan Bean arrives at Splashdown 2004 | Photo by Bob Fish


Friends and Family of Nisei Veterans

Friends and Family of Nisei Veterans

Restoration of Museum's MQF

Restoration of Museum's MQF

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Hands-on STEM classes are fun aboard the USS Hornet Museum | Photo by Keith Hedley

Hands-on STEM classes are fun aboard the USS Hornet Museum | Photo by Keith Hedley

Visitors enjoy learning about aircraft up close | Photo by Susan Wood

Visitors enjoy learning about aircraft up close | Photo by Susan Wood

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.
USS HORNET MUSEUM • 707 W. Hornet Ave, Pier 3 • Alameda, CA 94501 • (510) 521-8448