President Richard Nixon awaits the arrival of Apollo 11 astronauts aboard USS Hornet (CV-12) in the Pacific Ocean.
Pacific Ocean Date:1969, July 24 Duration:3 min 2 sec Sound:NO SOUND
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.
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