Carnarvon and Apollo

One Giant Leap for a Small Australian Town

By Paul Dench, Alison Gregg

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.

304 pages

Publication Date: 5/10/2010
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781877058974