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Splashdown 50 Stargazing Overnight

hornet overnight

We welcome you aboard the USS Hornet Sea, Air & Space Museum to learn about her service during the Apollo 11 mission and observe the night sky from the Flight Deck!

USS Hornet served as the recovery vessel for the Apollo 11 & 12 lunar landing missions the spaceflights that landed the first humans on the Moon nearly 50 years ago and is the ultimate viewing platform from which to enjoy this celestial event with family, friends, and fellow moongazers.

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Come aboard and spend the night living with history with the ultimate overnight adventure! This night is themed specific to our Splashdown 50 celebration! Explore the decks of this famous aircraft carrier from the Captain’s Bridge to our Sickbay as you walk in the footsteps of astronauts and heroes aboard the ship that proudly recovered the first men to walk on the Moon, the Apollo 11 and 12 lunar mission astronauts.

The Live-Aboard program includes an evening tour focusing on the ship during the Apollo 11 recovery, dinner and breakfast in the original Enlisted Mess, a special late-night stargazing and Moon viewing opportunity, and more! The program is suitable for all age ranges and its standard single-night stays are divided into:

  • Family/Small Group Live-Aboard: For individual families who wish to stay aboard.
  • Youth Group Live-Aboard: For organized youth groups such as scouts and schools.
  • Adult Group Live-Aboard: For organized adult clubs, work groups, or groups of friends.


Friday, 07/19/19


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USS Hornet

707 W Hornet Ave
Alameda, CA 94501