On this date one year ago, six weeks after the Sept. 11 terrorist assault on the United States, President Bush signed new legislation giving law enforcement agencies expanded authority in their fight against suspected terrorists. The measure, passed overh
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KSC99071520 - 24 JULY 1969 - ABOARD THE USS HORNET: The Apollo 11 Command Module (CM) is photographed as it is hoisted aboard the U.S.S. Hornet, prime recovery vessel for the historic Apollo 11 lunar landing mission. The splashdown took place at 11:49 a.m. (CDT), July 24, 1969, about 812 nautical miles southwest of Hawaii, only 12 nautical miles from the U.S.S. Hornet. iw/NASA UPI
Eight ships of the United States Navy have been named USS Hornet, after the stinging insect.
In the modern U.S. Navy, the F/A-18 Hornet and F/A-18E/F Super Hornet strike fighters continue the name "Hornet" into the 21st Century.
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