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Title Moon Men Return : USS Hornet and the Recovery of the Apollo 11 Astronauts.
Imprint Annopolis : Naval Institute Press, 2012.


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Description 1 online resource (264 pages)
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-227) and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Subject Apollo 11 (Spacecraft) -- History.
Hornet (Aircraft carrier : CVS-12) -- History.
Apollo 11 (Spacecraft)
Hornet (Aircraft carrier : CVS-12)
Space rescue operations -- History -- 20th century.
Genre History.
Contents USS Hornet (CVS-12) -- Apollo 11 : the BIG one -- Departure from Long Beach -- Transit to Pearl -- Pearl -- Training at sea -- Final preparations -- UDT Detachment Apollo -- En route to recovery -- Launch -- Return to Earth -- The big day.
Summary The splashdown and recovery of Apollo 11 on 24 July 1969 was a historic event, which fulfilled President John F. Kennedy s national goal of placing a man on the moon and returning him safely to earth by the end of the 1960s. This book tells the dramatic story of the USS Hornet s recovery of the astronauts after the splashdown of their command module. This detailed account draws not only on historical records but also on the memories of eighty men who served aboard the Hornet and participated in the recovery operation, including Navy UDT frogman John M. Wolfram, who was the first to reach.
Other Title Print version: Carmichael, Scott. Moon Men Return : USS Hornet and the Recovery of the Apollo 11 Astronauts. Annopolis : Naval Institute Press, ©2012 9781591141105