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 04 April 2016. | News 01 March 2016.

 

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Apollo Missions MSFN, MCC-H, Preparing for Apollo, Goddard Sims, SRTs, Apollo Summary, Apollo 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 11 TV, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, ALSEP, Skylab, leaving MSFN.

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Other Stations
Tidbinbilla
, Goldstone, Madrid, Carnarvon, Guam, Ascension Island, ARIA, Deakin Switch, Parkes, Muchea, Red Lake, Island Lagoon, Orroral Valley, Cooby Creek, Carnarvon OTC, OTC (Aust), BFEC, Santiago.

Missions Supported by Other Stations
Mercury: Friendship 7. Gemini: GT4, GT5.
Mariner IV, Ranger, Lunar Orbiter, Surveyor, Pioneer, Voyager.

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, WRESAT, Woomera.

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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 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.

One Small Step: The Australian Story

Watch “One Small Step: The Australian Story”, produced by Freehand TV in Sydney for the BBC, for the 40th anniversary in 2009.
This is a unique account of Australia’s role, and features key players from Honeysuckle Creek, Tidbinbilla and Parkes. Recommended. On YouTube.

(If you’ve seen the Australian comedy “The Dish”,
watch this to discover what actually happened.)


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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