A Tribute
to the men and women of
Honeysuckle Creek Tracking Station, Canberra, Australia

the wider Australian involvement
in manned and unmanned space exploration, and more

Updated 16 July 2014. | News 28 April 2014.

Apolo 11 45th


Apollo 11 45th – Honeysuckle Creek

Hamish Lindsay’s essay on Apollo 11.

Prime Minister visits HSK on the day.

First hand accounts: Apollo 11 at HSK.


Apollo 11 audio recorded at HSK.

HSK comms loops as the EVA begins.

The Station Log for Apollo 11.

Apollo 11 45th – other features

The launch from the NC & FD loops.

The launch as seen from 43,000 feet.

Network Controller’s audio of the landing.


Walter Cronkite
visits Goldstone.

Television Camera
carried to the Moon.

Apollo 11 TV Ground Support.


Parkes to Sydney
TV signal path.

Western Australia sees the TV.

Sydney Video celebrates.

A Penguin Award for the Apollo 11 telecasts. Qantas Captain
sees re-entry.
‘The Moon Men’
visit Sydney.

Previous featured items.

Also see some related (and some unrelated!) video at vimeo.com/honeysuckle.

Honeysuckle in 1971

Neil Armstrong on the footpad – as seen at Honeysuckle Creek

A beautiful setting

Website by Colin Mackellar – photo taken 09 October 1971.

40th anniversary of Apollo 11
Honeysuckle DVDs

Apollo 11 40th

The Apollo 11 40th anniversary celebrations in July 2009.

The Honeysuckle Creek DVDs

Including Ed von Renouard’s Apollo 11 Super 8 movie – and the full Restored Apollo 11 EVA.

Prime Minister Gorton’s statement
Prime Minister Gorton’s statement

Australian Prime Minister John Gorton HSK on Monday 21 July 1969. About 3 hours after the Apollo 11 landing, and 4 hours before the EVA. Silent film (14MB MPEG4 file).

The Prime Minister after his tour inside Honeysuckle’s Operations building. Unedited news film runs for 5'14". A 21MB MPEG4 file.

Both clips courtesy of the ABC. See more of the Prime Minister’s visit here.

The Honeysuckle antenna today

Honeysuckle featured photoThe old Honeysuckle antenna was used for the last time in January 2010, however the plan is for the antenna itself to be preserved. It will remain “retired in place” at Tidbinbilla as a fitting monument to its history and to the men and women who were a part of that history.

DSS46 photos.

And here’s a tribute page of photos on the occasion of the shutdown.

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