'I helped the world watch the Moon landing'
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Apollo 11: 'I helped the world watch Moon landing'

About 600 million people watched Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walk on the Moon in July 1969.

But many of those pictures were only possible thanks to a scientific outpost in rural Australia.

The first few minutes of footage came via Honeysuckle Creek - another dish in Australia near the capital Canberra - before it was switched to Parkes in New South Wales which had a better signal.

We visited Parkes to meet the man who helped get those famous images on to TV sets around the globe.

Video by Simon Atkinson

  • 19 Jul 2019
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