Apollo 11 Splashdown and Space Exploration Day on the USS Hornet

  • Address:
    707 W Hornet Avenue
    Alameda, CA 94501
  • Phone: (510) 521-8448
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Price: Free with USS Hornet Museum admission ticket

Join the USS Hornet to celebrate the 55th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing and the Hornet’s role in the recovery of the astronauts when they splashed back down on Earth.

Learn about the most important historical achievement of the 20th century and have fun with your whole family. The USS Hornet is the largest surviving artifact of the Apollo program and we have an award winning Apollo exhibit on board. Our collections includes a SeaKing Helicopter, a block 1 Apollo capsule and a Mobile Quarantine Facility.

MC for the day will be talented space journalist and broadcaster, Sarah Cruddas. So far, we have the following lined up for this day in addition to our speakers, and more to come.

On the Flight Deck:

•  We will be hosting a High School Robotics contest. Come see teams compete with their robots. This will be run by FIRST.
•  San Jose Astronomical Association will be on hand with solar telescopes so you can safely look at the sun.

In the Hangar Bays:

•  Several extra space themed exhibits (Model Rocket Display, Traveling Space Exhibit of touch objects from various space programs, new replica Apollo spacesuit, etc.)
•  Our friends form the local Star Wars clubs
•  Hornet crewmen who were on board during the Apollo recoveries
•  NASA Solar System Ambassador
•  ASTRA Outreach Table
•  Multiple food options

Click here for USS Hornet tickets.

USS Hornet photo and text about Apollo 11