Carnarvon and Apollo
July 21, 1969 - One small step for a man, one giant leap for a town... ** This is the story of how high-tech met the Australian outback and the 'can-do' spirit that helped to put man on the Moon. In 1969, Carnarvon, Australia was a small isolated town with no television and only a manual telephone exchange, yet it was the home of the largest NASA Space Tracking Station outside the mainland US. The movie The Dish introduced audiences to part of Australia's role in the Space Race, however this book reveals the true story of a town, the people, the challenges, the missions, the tensions, and the creativity that took Carnarvon to the forefront of the greatest technological achievement and television event of the 20th century.
Publication Date: 5/10/2010