On 01/11/2020 01:24, Roderick Smith via groups.io wrote:
Carnarvon played an important, but little-known, role in the space race. In 1964 it was home to the largest tracking station outside mainland USA, which was key to NASA’s manned moon project. The tracking station is now decommissioned, but its critical part in the moon landing is remembered at the Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum.
I think this was the Parkes Observatory radio telescope. If so it's part in the moon landing was covered in a movie called "The Dish", starring Sam Neill.
For more on this see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dish
-- Brian Rumary England brian(at)rumary.co.uk