Tourist Attraction Attacked Japan, Picked Up Moon Guys

In other mothball news, the historic aircraft carrier USS Hornet will become a museum in Alameda, California, open to the public in August, 1998. The Hornet is a superstar vessel of the US Navy, seeing action throughout the Pacific Theater during World War II, holding back the tide of Communism during the Vietnam War, and harrying the enemy during a variety of smaller skirmishes.

In 1969, the Hornet picked up first lunar tourists Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins. The astronauts were promptly sealed inside a quarantine chamber aboard the ship, to contain space germs and deadly alien viruses. We hope that the museum ship will include a replica of the chamber for tourists to sit in -- or at least use as a snack bar theme...

The Hornet joins other geriatric ships enjoying new lives as tourist attractions.

[06/07/1998]

USS Hornet Aircraft Carrier Museum

Address:
707 W. Hornet Ave., Alameda, CA
Directions:
USS Hornet Aircraft Carrier Museum, Pier 3, Alameda Point. From Webster St. turn right on Central Avenue, go about 3/5ths of a mile, left on Central Avenue, right on Oriskany Ave out to the point, follow signs.
Hours:
Daily 10 am - 5 pm. Limited access Tu. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
510-521-8448
RA Rates:
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