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Moon men return : USS Hornet and the recovery of the Apollo 11 astronauts

Author: Scott W Carmichael
Publisher: Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 the Apollo II astronauts. Their inside account offers deck-level perspectives of events and includes details never before documented for the public. Their stories reveal that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Scott W Carmichael
ISBN: 9781591141105 1591141109
OCLC Number: 562772897
Description: xiv, 237 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
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.
Responsibility: Scott W. Carmichael.

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This book documents the role played by USS Hornet (CVS-12) in the recovery of the Apollo 11 Command Module after its splashdown in the Pacific Ocean on 24 July 1969.  Read more...

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