Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

Recovered Apollo 11 Module, USS HORNET

The module is lifted by crane onto the deck of the carrier
Description: Painting, Oil on Board; by Cliff Young; 1969; Framed Dimensions 32H X 40W
Accession #: 88-163-AM
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After the astronauts were safely on board USS Hornet, the ship traveled to pick up the 5 ton command module, at which point the boat and aircraft crane was used to bring the module up to the starboard aircraft elevator. The floatation collar was removed and the module was placed on a dolly near the mobile quarantine facility for removal of the lunar rocks and transfer to Johnson Space Center.

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