Apollo 17 audio
Recordings made at Honeysuckle Creek
This recording of the Apollo 17 descent and lunar landing was made at Honeysuckle Creek and was preserved by Alan Foster.
Goldstone was tracking, and so this was recorded from the Net 1 feed.
It begins as Challenger is at 57,000 feet.
The audio quality on this recording is quite good. Ron Evans in the orbiting Command Module is not heard on this circuit from Goldstone, whereas Cernan and Schmitt – and Houston – can hear him. The Capcom is Gordon Fullerton.
(This is an updated transfer by Colin Mackellar from one of Alan Foster’s tapes. Alan had two copies of this on one of his tapes – this is the better version.)
Free-to-air broadcast – not Honeysuckle audio.
Here’s audio of the Voice of America’s coverage of launch of Apollo 17, as recorded in Sydney by Colin Mackellar from HF radio (hence the poor quality).
The Voice of America’s Rhett Turner anchored the coverage.
NASA PAO Chuck Hollingshead is the Voice of Apollo Launch Control.
This is the re-started countdown and launch.
(At some points, I had a better source of the audio – possibly ABC Radio – and switched to that.)
More audio to come.