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Honeysuckle Creek: The Story of Tom Reid, a Little Dish and Neil Armstrong's First Step
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Andrew Tink
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Honeysuckle Creek: The Story of Tom Reid, a Little Dish and Neil Armstrong's First Step

Andrew Tink


9781742236087

New South Books


Australasian & Pacific history;
Mathematics & Sciences;
Popular astronomy & space


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272 pages

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Honeysuckle Creek reveals the pivotal role that the tracking station at Honeysuckle Creek, near Canberra, played in the first moon landing. Andrew Tink gives a gripping account of the role of its director Tom Reid and his colleagues in transmitting some of the most-watched images in human history as Neil Armstrong took his first step.

Part biography and part personal history, this book makes a significant contribution to Australia's role in space exploration and reveals a story little known until now.

As Christopher Columbus Kraft Jr, the director of flight operations for Apollo 11, acknowledged: `The name Honeysuckle Creek and the excellence which is implied by that name will always be remembered and recorded in the annals of manned space flight'.

'A wonderful and inspirational story, beautifully told. As hard as it is to do this extraordinary yarn justice, Andrew Tink has done it.' - Peter FitzSimons

By:   Andrew Tink
Imprint:   New South Books
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm, 
ISBN:   9781742236087
ISBN 10:   1742236081
Pages:   272
Publication Date:   November 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Andrew Tink is the author of celebrated books including Lord Sydney: The life and times of Tommy Townshend, Air Disaster Canberra and Australia 1901-2001. His biography William Charles Wentworth won The Nib award for literature in 2010. Before taking up writing, Andrew was shadow attorney-general and shadow leader of the House in the NSW Parliament, following an earlier career as a barrister.

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