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
On January 31, Australia and the Pacific will have front row seats to the rare astronomical event.
Scientists from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency who discovered the cave say that it could be used as a base for astronauts, especially if it’s found to contain water.
Tonight, the Moon will be closer to Earth than it has been in 68 years.
New NASA modelling published this week suggests the ocean of Jupiter’s moon Europa may have the right balance of ‘chemical energy’ for life.
Photographer Jonathan Ives walks us through the A-Zs of getting that perfect detailed photo of the Moon.
Astronomers using NASA’s Hubble telescope have discovered a 160km-wide moon orbiting distant dwarf planet Makemake.
The last total lunar eclipse to be seen in Australia for three years will show a blood moon for Easter
Don’t miss the second total lunar eclipse of 2014 which will paint the moon orange across most of Australia