41 min

In Conversation - I Did Work Experience on Apollo 11 Forgotten Australia

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At the age of 17, Robert Brand did work experience at the Overseas Telecommunications Commission’s station in Paddington, Sydney, where he played a small part in ensuring the television images of Neil Armstrong taking his first steps on the moon were seen around the world. On the 50th anniversary of that historic event, Robert talks about how this experience inspired him to spend the next half century working in the space sector. The conversation ranges across what The Dish got wrong, what it was like to hear Apollo 13's crew fight for their lives, how he saved the space mission to Halley’s Comet and his plans to revolutionise communications using stratospheric drones. For more information: www.forgottenaustralia.com and www.facebook.com/forgottenoz
 
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At the age of 17, Robert Brand did work experience at the Overseas Telecommunications Commission’s station in Paddington, Sydney, where he played a small part in ensuring the television images of Neil Armstrong taking his first steps on the moon were seen around the world. On the 50th anniversary of that historic event, Robert talks about how this experience inspired him to spend the next half century working in the space sector. The conversation ranges across what The Dish got wrong, what it was like to hear Apollo 13's crew fight for their lives, how he saved the space mission to Halley’s Comet and his plans to revolutionise communications using stratospheric drones. For more information: www.forgottenaustralia.com and www.facebook.com/forgottenoz
 
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