Tracking Apollo: 50 Years since the Moon Landing

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National Museum of Australia

Gandel Atrium

Lawson Crescent

Acton, ACT 2601

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In July 1969 Honeysuckle Creek Tracking Station played a vital role in the Apollo 11 moon landing when it transmitted the first live images of Neil Armstrong walking on the Moon to a global audience.

Hosted by Andrew Tink, author of Honeysuckle Creek: The Story of Tom Reid, a Little Dish and Neil Armstrong's First Step, our panel will discuss how the tracking station on the outskirts of Canberra came to be involved in the mission; the challenges and technical complications the team faced; and the role Australia played in this defining moment in history.

The panel includes trackers who were at Honeysuckle Creek fifty years ago: Deputy Director, Mike Dinn; Operations Manager, John Saxon; and technicians Bryan Sullivan and Gillian Schoenborn.


Read more about the display: Tracking Apollo: 50 Years since the Moon Landing on at the National Museum of Australia.

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National Museum of Australia

Gandel Atrium

Lawson Crescent

Acton, ACT 2601

Australia

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