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The USS Hornet, one of the most decorated vessels in the US Navy is now a floating museum in Alameda, California. During WWII, the USS Hornet amassed amazing battle records that still stand today. These include Most "Aces in a Day", and Most Planes Shot Down in a Day, just to name a few.

In 1969, the eyes of the world were on the Hornet as she flawlessly recovered Apollo 11 astronauts Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong and Mike Collins.

Come aboard and see Neil Armstrong's first footsteps back on Earth after putting his steps on the Moon. Ride the state of the art flight simulator. See airplanes from the past. Explore the Hornet's interiors and see why aircraft carriers are called "floating cities."

The museum is open from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday through Sunday, excluding Tuesday. The admission gate closes at 4:00 p.m. and the ship closes at 5:00 p.m.

Location: PO Box 460, Pier 3 Alameda Point, California 94501 Telephone 510 521-8448

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