Apollo 11 recovery, and quarantined with spray cheese – CNET

The USS Hornet, which is now a museum docked in Alameda, California, recovered the three Apollo 11 astronauts -- Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin -- and their Command Module Columbia from the first moon landing mission after splashdown about 900 miles southwest of Hawaii in the Pacific Ocean on July 24, 1969.

To commemorate its role, the Hornet on Saturday, July 20, 2019, will host a Splashdown Celebration  that will celebrate the five Apollo missions from 1968-1969, leading up to and including Apollo 11.

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