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

and wider Australian involvement
in manned and unmanned space exploration

Updated 24 March 2014. | News 01 February 2014.

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

Featured April 2014

Apollo 13 Re-entry
ARIA 4 acquires

Apollo 13 rescue
Thanks at HSK

“Our Time”
by Gene Kranz

Canberra's Finest Hour

Apollo 13 Returns from the Moon – early on 18th April AEST 1970.

Previous featured items.

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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