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Tidbinbilla Tracking Station
Society: AIAAMain Category: Aerospace & AviationSub Category: AerospaceEra: 1960-1969DateCreated: 1965Tidbinbilla Nature ReservePaddys RiverState: ACTZip: 2620Country: AustraliaWebsite: 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.

Image Credit: Original Image: Public Domain (NASA)Image Caption: Tidbinbilla Tracking StationEra_date_from: 1965
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