U.S. Navy Sikorsky Sea King SH-3D helicopter airlifts Apollo 11 astronauts from the Pacific Ocean.
Pacific Ocean Date:1969, July 24 Duration:4 min 5 sec Sound:NO SOUND
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.
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