Visitors to Tidbinbilla


See also the opening of DSS43.

Lord Casey at Tid

Bob Cudmore (Spacetrack chief engineer), Mike Dinn (Deputy Director), Lord Richard Casey (Governor-General of Australia), John Galbraith (Spacetrack Manager). 28th August 1967.

(Lord Casey also visited Honeysuckle on the same day.)

Scanned by Mike Dinn.

Lord Casey at Tid

This newspaper clipping records the visit.
Scanned by Mike Dinn.

Deputy PM Lance Banard

Australian Deputy Prime Minister Lance Barnard (1919–1997), centre, speaks with Bob Leslie, right, in the Operations area at Tidbinbilla.

NASA Senior Scientific Representative Willson Hunter looks on at left. At the far right may be Neil Currie, Secretary, Department of Supply.

In the foreground is Receiver Operator Fred Markmann.

Date unknown. As well as being Deputy Prime Minster, Mr Barnard was Minister for Supply 1972-73 and he was probably at Tidbinbilla in that capacity – this is possibly the opening of DSS43.

From the Tidbinbilla archives, scan Colin Mackellar.

Vice President Quayle

US Vice President Dan Quayle was a special guest at Tidbinbilla on 27 April 1989.

He was shown around the station by StaDir Mike Dinn.
Among other duties, Mr Quayle awarded the NASA Public Service Award and Medal to retired StaDir Tom Reid.

85MB / 28 minute MPEG4 video file.

VHS video courtesy Mike Dinn, digitised by Colin Mackellar.