The Honeysuckle Creek DVD
the Apollo 11 35th Anniversary
About the first Honeysuckle DVD
This was produced for the Honeysuckle Apollo 11 35th anniversary lunch in Canberra on July 21st 2004.
The DVD is unique in that it contains the audio of the comms loop at Honeysuckle and Net 2 (the NASA tracking station network) synchronised with the video of the first 30 minutes of the Apollo 11 moon walk.
The audio starts about 14 minutes before Neil Armstrongs first step and runs about 30 minutes into the TV broadcast. With help from friends in Australia and the US, weve managed to identify just about all of the speakers on the audio loops (Alpha and Net 2).
When the TV camera is turned on, the audio is tremendously helpful in sorting out whats happening as Houston switches between Goldstone, Honeysuckle, and then Parkes, looking for the best TV signal. The audio also confirms that what was most important was the biomedical data and voice from the astronauts not the TV!
The audio track on the DVD is stereo the left channel has Net 1 (i.e. spacecraft audio) and the NASA Public Affairs commentary and the right channel has the tracking station audio.
You can read about the audio tape used on the DVD here.)
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