Honeysuckle Creek: The Story of Tom Reid, a Little Dish and Neil Armstrong's First Step
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Honeysuckle Creek reveals the pivotal role that the tracking station at Honeysuckle Creek, near Canberra, played in the first moon landing. Andrew Tink gives a gripping account of the role of its director Tom Reid and his colleagues in transmitting some of the most-watched images in human history as Neil Armstrong took his first step. Part biography and part personal history, this book makes a serious contribution to Australia's role in space exploration and reveals a story unknown until now. As Christopher Columbus Kraft Jr, the director of flight operations for Apollo 11, acknowledged: `The name Honeysuckle Creek and the excellence which is implied by that name will always be remembered and recorded in the annals of manned space flight'.
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Andrew Tink is the author of celebrated books including Lord Sydney: The life and times of Tommy Townshend, Air Disaster Canberra and Australia 1901-2001. His biography William Charles Wentworth won The Nib award for literature in 2010. Before taking up writing, Andrew was shadow attorney-general and shadow leader of the House in the NSW Parliament, following an earlier career as a barrister.