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 13 April 2015. | News 30 December 2014.

Featured April 2015

On March 16 2006, during his talk at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra, Westinghouse Lunar TV Camera Manager Stan Lebar spoke about how the Westinghouse Color Camera was used to show the launch of Apollo 13 on April 11 1970.

Other highlights for the 45th anniversary of the mission
from the Apollo 13 section:

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ARIA 4 hears Apollo 13 return from the Moon – 18 April 1970

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Honeysuckle featured photo

Apollo 13 pre-mission simulations

The Tidbinbilla team at Parkes

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Honeysuckle featured photo

Apollo 13 Re-entry

Jack Swigert thanks Honeysuckle

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Honeysuckle featured photo

Tidbinbilla early days

DSS-43 opens – 13 April 1973

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HSK opens – updated scan

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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 visits Honeysuckle Creek on the day of the Moon Landing, Monday 21 July 1969. 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 its last official track in January 2010.

DSS46 photos.

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

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