AIAA-SF Annual Banquet celebrating 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 on the USS Hornet

When:  Sep 15, 2019 from 4:30 PM to 9:00 PM (PT)
Associated with  San Francisco Section

The local section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is organizing their annual banquet on Sunday, September 15, 5PM, at the USS Hornet in Alameda. 

A great occasion to visit this prime national historic landmark linked to Aerospace Engineering in the San Francisco Bay Area: the US Navy aircraft carrier USS Hornet picked up the famous crew of Apollo 11 after their return to earth and ‘splashdown’ in the Pacific Ocean. This is a great event to bring your family and friends, and the future pilots and aerospace engineers of the next generation!

During this event, we will have a dinner in buffet style in the ship’s officers wardroom, a talk about the Apollo 11 Earth Landing System, given by an engineer who was directly involved in its development, an awards session, and finally there will be a special Apollo 11 themed guided tour aboard the ship, including a special exhibit on the same theme.

Date: Sunday, September 15

Time: 4:30 pm – 9pm

Location: USS Hornet, 707 W Hornet Ave, Alameda, CA 94501

Speaker: Anthony “Mac” Smith


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We hope to see you there and feel free to forward to anyone who might be interested!


USS Hornet
707 W Hornet Ave
Alameda, CA 94501