Tracking Apollo: 50 years since the moon landing

When 19 Jul, 2019 6:00pm — 7:30pm Where National Museum of Australia, Lawson Crescent, Acton Website
In July 1969, Honeysuckle Creek Tracking Station played a vital role in the Apollo 11 Moon landing when it transmitted the first 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 Supervisor John Saxon and technicians Bryan Sullivan and Gillian Schoenborn.
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Lawson Cres, Acton ACT 2601, Australia