Honeysuckle Creek: The Story of Tom Reid, a Little Dish, and Neil Armstrong's First Step

Author(s): Andrew Tink


Honeysuckle Creek reveals the pivotal role that the tracking station at Honeysuckle Creek, near Canberra, played in the first moon landing. Andrew Tink gives a gripping account of the role of its director Tom Reid and his colleagues in transmitting some of the most-watched images in human history as Neil Armstrong took his first step. Part biography and part personal history, this book makes a serious contribution to Australia's role in space exploration and reveals a story unknown until now.As Christopher Columbus Kraft Jr, the director of flight operations for Apollo 11, acknowledged: 'The name Honeysuckle Creek and the excellence which is implied by that name will always be remembered and recorded in the annals of manned space flight'.


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General Fields

  • : 9781742236087
  • : NewSouth Publishing
  • : NewSouth
  • : 0.362874
  • : September 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Andrew Tink
  • : Paperback
  • : 1811
  • : English
  • : 272