Learn the untold story of Australia’s early contributions to the space race and hear firsthand from the unsung Aussies who worked tirelessly to transmit the first signals from the moon to the world during From Australia to the World: The Lost Apollo Moments at the Empire Theatre on Friday 22 March.
Australia had a bigger role in that ‘one giant leap’ than most ever knew. By 1970, Australia housed a number of NASA-operated technological facilities that played a significant role in the early exploration of space – in fact, the largest number of these facilities, outside the USA, were in Australia. From Honey Suckle Creek in the ACT to Cooby Dam in Queensland, these deep space-tracking networks were instrumental in the success of several NASA missions including making sure that eager television viewers worldwide could watch Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the Moon.
As part of the World Science Festival Brisbane regional program this event will welcome several expert panelists to come together and share the untold story of Australia’s early contributions to the space race.
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