Not one but two Aussie dishes were used to get the TV signals back from the Apollo 11 moonwalk | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Not one but two Aussie dishes were used to get the TV signals back from the Apollo 11 moonwalk

The role Australia played in relaying the first television images of astronaut Neil Armstrong’s historic walk on the Moon 50 years ago this July features in the popular movie The Dish.

But that only tells part of the story (with some fictionalisation as well).

What really happened is just as dramatic as the movie, and needed two Australian dishes. Australia actually played host to more NASA tracking stations than any other country outside the United States.

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