USS Hornet aircraft carrier.

Carrier USS Hornet, Prints of Moon Men

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Alameda, California

The historic aircraft carrier USS Hornet is permanently berthed in Alameda, and became a museum in 1998. A superstar vessel of the US Navy, the Hornet saw action throughout the Pacific Theater during World War II, held back the Communists during the Vietnam War, and harried the enemy at a variety of smaller skirmishes.

In 1969, the Hornet picked up first lunar tourists Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, returning from their Apollo 11 mission. The astronauts were sealed inside a quarantine chamber aboard the ship, to contain space germs and deadly alien viruses.

The ship is reported to be haunted.

Carrier USS Hornet, Prints of Moon Men

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)
Phone:
510-521-8448
RA Rates:
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