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Coming Soon! Astrophiz 75: How we came to see ‘One small step’

29 Jan 2019, 05:11 UTC
Coming Soon! Astrophiz 75: How we came to see ‘One small step’
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Today we are at the NASA/CSIRO Canberra Deep Space Communications Complex at Tidbinbilla in Australia, and we are speaking with Glen Nagle, who is the CSIRO’s outreach and administration lead and NASA operations support officer.
Glen tells us how the technicians crewing the 26m dish at the Honeysuckle Creek Tracking Station were the only ones capable of receiving and re-transmitting clear images of the first 8 minutes of Neil Armstrong’s descent from the Eagle Lunar Module and his first small steps on the moon on July 20 1969. It’s a fabulous story, and Glen then continues to tell us how the CDSCC is using the 70m and 43m dishes to talk to missions doing science around sun, the planets of our solar system and beyond.

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