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.
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)