Working hard

How lucky can you be? I worked on the main control console at Honeysuckle Creek tracking station for all the Apollo missions and beyond. The job was to coordinate the people working there and at Tidbinbilla and Parkes. It would have been nice to sit back and just watch the TV – but we were mostly concerned with Astronaut health data and backpack temperatures and many other items. We didn’t know at the time that it was our TV that went out to the world. We were just happy that we didn’t have any real problems. Going home was normally noisy in the cars – but everyone was quiet that evening….

John Saxon

John Saxon (left) and Mike Dinn at the Ops console at Honeysuckle Creek. Image courtesy John Saxon/Colin Mackellar (