President Richard Nixon speaks to astronaut Buzz Aldrin aboard USS Hornet (CV-12) in the Pacific Ocean.
Pacific Ocean Date:1969, July 24 Duration:2 min 37 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Recovery of Apollo 11 Command/Service Module (CSM) from the Pacific Ocean. An MQF (Mobile Quarantine Facility) aboard USS Hornet (CV-12). Welcoming contingent of officers and officials is gathered in front of the MQF. Presidential Assistant, H.R. Haldeman, joins a group of several Admirals, and Henry Kissinger. An honor guard stands by the MQF. The officers and officials as President Nixon arrives. Nixon smiles at two Astronauts who can be seen in the MQF window. Astronaut Buzz Aldrin is seen and President Nixon converses with him. Apollo 8 Astronaut, Frank Borman, joins President Nixon in conversing with the Apollo 11 Astronauts. President Nixon, the astronauts, and all assembled, bow their heads, as a Navy Chaplain offers a prayer. President Nixon mingles with crew members on the USS Hornet.
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