USS Preble (DLG-15) underway in the Pacific Ocean. Starboard of USS Preble in view with number 15 clearly visible on her bow. Smoke rises up from her stack. Aircraft on the flight deck of U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63). The flight deck personnel walk past the aircraft. The aircraft scattered on the flight deck. (Note: The USS Preble (DLG-15) was decommissioned 31 January 1969, and recommissioned again, as DDG-46, on 23 May 1970.)
Explosion of an unknown/unidentified atomic bomb or nuclear bomb device during a nuclear weapon test. Bright flash illuminates clouds with orange and red. Ball of fire erupting upward in night sky. Entire sky is illuminated. Explosion fading and sky growing darker around orange and red area at center of explosion. Part of a 1969 U.S. Air Force film reel, but the year and location of the test is unknown.
The recovery of the Apollo 11 Columbia Command Module and astronauts welcomed after in Houston Texas. Radar equipment on USS Hornet (CVS-12). A helicopter in flight. The Columbia Command Module of Apollo 11 seen as a white light streaking through the sky as it reenters earth's atmosphere. The Columbia module seen floating in the ocean near the USS Hornet. President of the United States Richard Nixon on the USS Hornet. A helicopter recovers the astronatus from the Columbia Command module in the Pacific Ocean. A man clicks pictures. The astronauts being pulled up to the helicopter from the command module floating in the ocean. The helicopter lands on the carrier. The ramp being pushed to the helicopter. Richard Nixon waving at the astronauts. Astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins disembark in special air-tight suits to applause of the crew, and then immediately enter a Mobile Quarantine Van. The crew of Apollo 11 in quarantine after returning to Earth. People welcome the astronatus in the quarantine van after it has arrived in Houston Texas. The astronauts talk over a red telephone to family and friends gathered in Houston. They wave from the quarantine van where they must remain for 3 weeks. Views of the astronauts on the moon are shown periodically. A scientist opens a collected rock and dust sample from moon using special equipment in a closed chamber. Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Package placed on the surface. Laser ranging retro reflector placed on the surface of moon. The lunar module (LM) Eagle on moon surface.
The Japanese Navy and U.S. Navy in combat in the Pacific Ocean during the Battle of Midway in World War II. On June 3rd 1942 : U.S. amphibious aircraft take off from a catapult. A sailor observes through binoculars from a ship deck. A convoy of Japanese ships in the Pacific ocean. A pilot in the cockpit of the U.S. Navy aircraft in flight. A man beside the control panel. The Pacific Fleet Admiral Chester William Nimitz on a ship. The United States sailors work on the ship deck. The sailors inside a cabin on the ship. Men walk out of the cabin to the deck. The men load a bomb in bomb bay of an aircraft. The ammunition on the deck. The aircraft takes off from the carrier deck. U.S. Navy ships attacked by Japanese aircraft. Smoke rising from an aircraft carrier in the Pacific ocean. U.S. ships fire at Japanese planes. A Japanese plane crashes into the ocean. A parked U.S. plane bounces to side of aircraft carrier after explosions and turbulence and nearly falls off edge. Dramatic close view of a Japanese aircraft hit while closing in on a U.S. Navy carrier. A wing tears off and the Japanese plane crashes into the ocean right beside the U.S. Navy carrier. Gun camera footage of U.S. Navy aircraft attacking the Japanese naval fleet. Japanese ships burning and smoking. Views of disabled Japanese ships off the Midway atoll. U.S. soldiers on deck of ship after the battle.
A splashdown point for Apollo 11 Command/Service Module (CSM) in the Pacific Ocean. Aerial views of a base with trailers and people gathered. The President's aircraft can be seen parked. USS Arlington (AGMR-2) underway. It is bristling with countless antennas and posts erected on the flight deck, and is providing communications support for the Apollo 11 recovery. Navy officers on the deck of USS Arlington. Sailors are lined up in a square formation surrounding center of deck. Astronaut Frank Borman, who commanded the Apollo 8 mission, is seen on deck. A U.S. Navy Sikorsky Sea King SH-3D helicopter hovering over USS Arlington. Aboard prime recovery ship USS Hornet (CVS-12), U.S. President Richard Nixon awaits the arrival of astronauts. The President stands in front of a Mobile Quarantine Unit, where NASA Associate Administrator for Manned Space Programs, George Mueller, explains the Biological Isolation Garment being modeled. Nixon feels the texture of the suit.
Recovery of the Apollo 11 astronauts from the spacecraft Columbia floating in the Pacific Ocean. U.S. Navy Sikorsky Sea King SH-3D helicopter #66 airlifts the astronauts back to the USS Hornet (CV-12). A navy band plays on the deck of the aircraft carrier USS Hornet. The Sea King SH-3D helicopter lands on the deck of USS Hornet with the 3 Apollo 11 astronauts inside. The helicopter is moved from the flight deck to the hangar deck by elevator. U.S. President Richard Nixon watches the activities in the company of George Mueller, NASA chief of Manned Space Flight.