Museum of Flight Program Offers Talks with First Responders to Apollo 11’s Splashdown

TUKWILA, Wash – On July 27 at 7 p.m., U.S. Navy helicopter pilot Bruce Johnson, and Apollo 11 Flight Surgeon Bill Carpentier discuss their famous roles in recovering the Apollo 11 astronauts moments after the Moonshot splashdown in the Pacific Ocean. They were among the first people to great the returning Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins, and their mission was the final leg in the epic journey of Apollo 11.

Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission exhibit will remain open before the program with tickets available for purchase on-site only, with the final tour time beginning at 6:20 p.m.

For Museum information, please call 206-764-5720 or visit

Bruce Johnson lands Navy helicopter 66 on the carrier deck with the Apollo 11 astronauts.