MOON MISSION ENDED ON THIS DAY IN 1969

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Apollo 12 Command Module Yankee Clipper on display at the Virginia Air and Space Center in Hampton, Virginia

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The Yankee Clipper returned to Earth at 3:58pm EST, in the Pacific Ocean, about 
500 nautical miles east of American Samoa.  After recovery by the USS Hornet,
they were flown to Pago Pago International Airport in Tafuna for a reception,
before being flown on a C-141 cargo plane to Honolulu.

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