First Men on the Moon
16–24 July 1969
In this section
Apollo 11 Essay by Hamish Lindsay –
Updated text 2014. Updated images 2018.
Other minor updates 2021.
(And a commendation from Jack Garman.)
Also in this section –
Pre-Mission Media interest
Australian TV report on Honeysuckle
and Sydney Video
Minister John Gorton visits Honeysuckle, July 21 1969
Prime Minister’s Department Press Release, July 21 1969
Station Log for Apollo 11
Audio recorded at Honeysuckle
comms + Net 2 as TV begins (in A11 TV section)
of the TV monitors at Honeysuckle during the EVA
Super 8 footage of Honeysuckle Creek during the EVA
Department of Supply press release 34 – July 10 1969
Department of Supply press release 35 – July 22 1969
Apollo 11 Flight Plan – Final version, July 1, 1969
The Honeysuckle Creek Apollo 11 team photo
The Honeysuckle Creek Apollo 11 team signature sheet
Thanks from Cliff Charlesworth, Apollo 11 Flight Director
External link: One Small Step, The Australian Story.
Manned Space Flight Network / MCC-Houston
MSFN Network Operations Directive Mission Supplements for AS-506, Apollo 11.
MSFN Post-Mission Report for AS-506, Apollo 11.
The Launch – audio from the Network Control Console
The Lunar Descent and Landing – audio from the Network Controller’s and Flight Director’s Consoles
Lunar landing console audio from computer expert Jack Garman (interview) in the AGC Staff Support Room.
Photos of Gene Kranz’s White Team in Mission Control.
The Lunar Liftoff – Onboard audio and Black Team FD loop.
Walter Cronkite visits Goldstone for CBS News before the mission.
An autograph sheet signed by members of the media who were at Houston – new.
Neil Armstrong visits Goddard after the mission
Australian Media coverage
The Launch Derryn Hinch reports live on Australian radio
The Boniecki Tapes
how Australians heard the Moonwalk
The Launch as seen from 43,000 feet.
Seeing the Apollo 11 Re-entry.
independent recording of the Landing
The Apollo 11 crew
in Sydney Saturday 1st November 1969
The Apollo 11 mission patch
NASA Audio News Features with Willard Scott – released before the mission.
NASA Audio Highlights Tape
Creek and Apollo 11 TV from the Moon