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July 20, 2009 in City
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Retired Navy Cmdr. Van Spradley, who now lives in Spokane Valley, was aboard the U.S.S. Hornet and played a role in the recovery of Apollo 11 on July 24, 1969. In this clip, he talks about watching the capsule re-enter Earth’s atmosphere. This interview was recorded Monday, July 20, 2009.

Mike Prager, Andrew Zahler / The Spokesman-Review
 
July 20, 2009 in City
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Retired Navy Cmdr. Van Spradley, now of Spokane Valley, describes how the Apollo 11 astronauts were pulled from the ocean on July 24, 1969. This interview was recorded Monday, July 20, 2009.

Mike Prager, Andrew Zahler / The Spokesman-Review
 
July 20, 2009 in City
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Retired Navy Cmdr. Van Spradley, now of Spokane Valley, talks about how he feels having been a part of the recovery of the Apollo 11 spacecraft from the ocean July 24, 1969. This interview was recorded Monday, July 20, 2009.

Mike Prager, Andrew Zahler / The Spokesman-Review