Honeysuckle Creek and the Apollo space mission

The Honeysuckle Creek station, with a 26 meter dish (now decommissioned), is most famous for being the station which received and relayed to the world the first historic TV images of astronaut Neil Armstrong setting foot on the Moon on 21 July 1969. Apart from the television pictures they provided, Honeysuckle Creek and Tidbinbilla had voice and telemetry contact with the lunar and command modules. 

Canberra writer Jenny Horsfield will talk about the role of Canberra space stations in the 1960s NASA program, and the crucial role the Honeysuckle Creek station played in the program. July 21st this year is the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

From August 13, 2019 07:00 until August 13, 2019 08:30 Save to calendar

At Piato Restaurant 123 Blues Point Road, McMahons Point NSW 2060, Australia

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Honeysuckle Creek and the Apollo space mission

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2019-08-13 07:00:00
2019-08-13 08:30:00