President Nixon Celebrates Astronauts' Return
April 28, 2003
President Richard M. Nixon photographed on the deck of the U.S.S. Hornet, prime recovery ship for the Apollo 11 lunar landing mission, awaiting the Apollo 11 crew arrival. swimmer. All four men are wearing biological isolation garments. Apollo 11 splashed down at 11:40 a.m., July 24, 1969, about 812 nautical miles southwest of Hawaii.
Topics: Apollo 11, Apollo spacecraft, Apollo program, Mobile Quarantine Facility, 1969, Richard Nixon, Moon landing, Apollo 1, Apollo 17