Space Rocket History #230 – Apollo 11 – Recovery, Nixon, & Quarantine

The helicopter door slid open and Armstrong, Aldrin, and Collins stepped out of the helicopter onto the lower deck of the carrier Hornet to the accompaniment of a brass band. They appeared to many, like men from another world. They were outfitted from head to toe in gray-colored Biological Isolation Garments.

Mission Control Celebrates  Success of Apollo 11

Astronauts arrive on the USS Hornet

President Nixon welcomes the astronauts home

One thought on “Space Rocket History #230 – Apollo 11 – Recovery, Nixon, & Quarantine

  1. The big rocket lying on its side at Wright Patterson AFB Museum was the Titan IV.

    My brother in law used to work on them.
    It is one of the best museums around

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