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“Tracking Apollo” – Panel Discussion with author Andrew Tink and staff from NASA’s Honeysuckle Creek facility.
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.
Cost: $15 adult, $10 concession, $7.50 Museum Friends
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