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Apollo 11 30th Anniversary
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
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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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