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Launch of a Skylark sounding rocket from Woomera in South Australia
Society: AIAAMain Category: Aerospace & AviationSub Category: AviationEra: 1940-1949RAAF Woomera Range ComplexWoomeraCountry: AustraliaWebsite: http://www.aiaa.org/AerospaceAmericaDecember2017/Creator: Royal Australian Air Force

Long Range Weapon Establishment

YearAdded:
2007
Image Caption: Launch of a Skylark sounding rocket from Woomera in South Australia
Honeysuckle Creek Tracking Station
Society: AIAAMain Category: Aerospace & AviationSub Category: AerospaceEra: 1960-1969DateCreated: 1967Apollo RoadACTState: ACTZip: 2620Country: AustraliaWebsite: http://intranet.aiaa.org/industryresources/PDF/AustraliaHistoricSitesPR.pdf, https://www.honeysucklecreek.net/images/AIAA/AIAA_Booklet_HSK-ORR-TID.pdfCreator: NASA

Established between 1967, the Honeysuckle Creek Tracking Station, along with the Tidbinbilla and Orroral Valley sites, supported NASA’s Deep Space Network, Manned Space Flight Network, and Spacecraft Tracking and Data Acquisition Network. The stations played a key role in supporting the Apollo 11 moon landing, with the Honeysuckle Creek facility providing the first historic pictures of man walking on the moon on July 20, 1969 (July 21st in Australia), as well as providing voice and telemetry contact with the lunar module.

YearAdded:
2010
Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/wxwhyz (CC BY 2.0)Image Caption: Honeysuckle Creek Tracking StationEra_date_from: 1967
Orroral Valley Tracking Station
Society: AIAAMain Category: Aerospace & AviationSub Category: AerospaceEra: 1960-1969DateCreated: 1965LOT 8 Orroral RdTennent CreeState: ACTZip: 2620Country: AustraliaWebsite: https://www.aiaa.org/HistoricAerospaceSites/, https://www.honeysucklecreek.net/images/AIAA/AIAA_Booklet_HSK-ORR-TID.pdfCreator: NASA

Established 1965 the Orroral Valley Station, as well as the Honeysuckle Creek (1967) and Tidbinbilla (1965) sites supported NASA’s Deep Space Network, Manned Space Flight Network, and Spacecraft Tracking and Data Acquisition Network. The stations played a key role in supporting the Apollo 11 moon landing, with the Honeysuckle Creek facility providing the first historic pictures of man walking on the moon on July 20, 1969 (July 21st in Australia), as well as providing voice and telemetry contact with the lunar module.

YearAdded:
2010
Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/Percita (CC BY-SA 2.0)Image Caption: Orroral Valley Tracking StationEra_date_from: 1965
Tidbinbilla Tracking Station
Society: AIAAMain Category: Aerospace & AviationSub Category: AerospaceEra: 1960-1969DateCreated: 1965Tidbinbilla Nature ReservePaddys RiverState: ACTZip: 2620Country: AustraliaWebsite: https://www.aiaa.org/HistoricAerospaceSites/Creator: Menzies, Robert, NASA

Established 1965 the Tidbinbilla Tracking Station, as well as the Honeysuckle Creek (1967-1981) and Orroral Valley (1965-1985) sites, supported NASA’s Deep Space Network, Manned Space Flight Network, and Spacecraft Tracking and Data Acquisition Network. The stations played a key role in supporting the Apollo 11 moon landing, with the Honeysuckle Creek facility providing the first historic pictures of man walking on the moon on July 20, 1969 (July 21st in Australia), as well as providing voice and telemetry contact with the lunar module.

YearAdded:
2010
Image Credit: Original Image: Public Domain (NASA)Image Caption: Tidbinbilla Tracking StationEra_date_from: 1965
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Society: ASCEMain Category: CivilSub Category: BridgesEra: 1930-1939DateCreated: 1932Port JacksonMilsons PointState: NSWZip: 206Country: AustraliaWebsite: http://www.asce.org/Project/Sydney-Harbour-Bridge/Creator: Bradfield, John , Freeman, Ralph

The design of the Sydney Harbour Bridge closely resembles the Hell Gate Bridge over the East River in New York City, conceived in 1916 by noted engineer Gustav Lindenthal and his chief assistant, O.H. Ammann.

YearAdded:
1988
Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/Kevin Gibbons (CC BY 2.0)Image Caption: Sydney Harbour BridgeEra_date_from: 1932
Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme
Society: ASCEMain Category: CivilSub Category: Power GenerationEra: 1970-1979DateCreated: 1974Alpine WayKhancobanState: NSWZip: 2642Country: AustraliaWebsite: http://www.asce.org/project/snowy-mountains-hydo-electric-scheme/Creator: Hudson, William

The scheme virtually reverses the flow of the Snowy River from its natural course toward the ocean and directs it inland. The entire complex includes 16 dams, seven power stations (with a production capacity of 3,740,000 kilowatts), over 90 miles of tunnels, a pumping station, and 50 miles of aqueducts.

YearAdded:
1997
Image Credit: Courtesy Wikicommons/Ear1grey (CC BY-SA 3.0)Image Caption: Snowy hydro murray 1 machine hall floorEra_date_from: 1974
Goldfields Water Supply
Society: ASCEMain Category: CivilSub Category: Water Supply & ControlEra: 1900-1909DateCreated: 1903LOT 2714 Goldfields HwyKalgoorlieState: W AustZip: 6430Country: AustraliaWebsite: http://www.asce.org/Project/Goldfields-Water-Supply/Creator: Hodgson, Thomas C. , O'Connor, Charles Yelverton

Originally known as the Coolgardie Goldfields Water Supply Scheme, the Goldfields Water Supply, Western Australia, has exceptional and unique cultural significance for Australia.  Western Australia's first Premier, the dynamic and visionary Sir John Forrest, recognized the need for this extraordinary project to support the young and burgeoning gold mining industry in the dry interior of the state.  In 1896 he directed C Y O'Connor, the colony's first Engineer-in-Chief, to find a permanent solution to the water supply problem in the area, which lacked any permanent surface water supplies and

YearAdded:
2008
Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/Fernando de Sousa (CC BY-SA 2.0)Image Caption: Goldfields Water SupplyEra_date_from: 1903
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