Thursday, August 28, 2008

Follow in Neil and Buzz's footsteps without leaving Earth (or the Bay Area)

Want to follow in the footsteps of the first men on the moon but can't afford your own space program or even a ticket to Florida or Houston? Never fear,
the Bay Area has its very own piece of Apollo history right in the city of Alameda (Yes, the same Alameda the Enterprise crew trekked to in search of "nuclear wessels" but that's another story).
The aircraft carrier U.S.S. Hornet served as the recovery ship for both Apollo 11 and Apollo 12. The ship is now open as a floating history museum and holds several NASA related exhibits on its spacious hanger deck including an Apollo Command Module and an Airstream trailer which served as an isolation housing unit for the astronauts after their return to Earth.
For more information about the U.S.S. Hornet, click on this post's title for a link to the ship's website.

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