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post #1 of 4 Old 07-23-2019, 05:33 AM Thread Starter
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Hope you kicked back and had a beer to celebrate the moon landing.

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post #2 of 4 Old 07-23-2019, 08:56 AM
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I did indeed. An artefact from the day of the launch - 17th July 1969 (in Oz, 16th in the USA).

An envelope found on evilbay by a former colleague, signed by all of us on duty on the day of the launch. We provided comms from Honeysuckle Creek and Parkes back to the USA.

apollo11 by Ron Beckett, on Flickr

From the top:

Staff on duty:
Julie Best (receptionist)
Dennis Grant (Senior Technical Officer Grade 1)
Phil Harris (Station Manager)
Ron Beckett (Technical Officer Grade IIA) (me)
Roy Docherty (Senior Technical Officer Grade 1)
F.C. (Charlie) Grasby (Plant Officer)
J. Roberts (can't remember him)
Pat Ryan (trainee tech)
Peter Beibar (Engineering Branch)
Keith Cowen (Engineering Branch)

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Oh, the Australian Post Office had previously released a stamp with Moree Satellite Earth Station depicted on it. It would have been nice if that envelope had used one of those stamps.

https://images.app.goo.gl/n5Spk7oicTDBD3YaA
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Zow, being a part of making it possible. How cool is that? Kudos
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