History & Culture
The first human footprints on the moon, the famous flag, experiment packages, cameras, antennas, commemorative objects, space boots and many other discarded objects all have to protected, according to Alice Gorman.
In his book “Honeysuckle Creek – The story of Tom Reid, a little dish and Neil Armstrong’s first step” author Andrew Tink sets the story straight about Australia´s role in the Apollo 11 moon landing mission in 1969. In this episode he talks about Tom Reid, the mind behind the operation of the famous “Dish” near Canberra and how Tom and his team saved the world wide live broadcast of Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon and his very personal connection to the man that made it all happen in the tracking station in Honeysuckle Creek.
Here you can find out more about Andrew´s work:
This Episode of Talking Australia is hosted by Chrissie Goldrick (Editor-in-chief at Australian Geographic) and produced by Ben Kanthak (www.beachshackpodcasts.com).
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Science & Environment
It’s been half a century since the magnificent Apollo 11 moon landing, yet many people still believe that the footage was faked.
We’ve got you sorted for the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Moon landing.
Man on the Moon, Champagne Supernova, Moonage Daydream– it’s all here in the CSIRO’s perfect moon landing anniversary playlist.