HSK Apollo-11 TV

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These pictures of one of the HSK TV monitors were taken using a Polaroid camera on 21 Jul 1969. Most of them will be lower quality than many released by NASA which would have been received at either the Goldstone or Parkes 64M antenna, while HSK was only 26M diameter. But some may find them interesting.

I finally got round to scanning them in August 2003. I suspect they were taken by Bernie Scrivenor (the official PR person at the time) and they are annotated on the back. Those notes are shown in blue/bold. I scanned the pictures in high resolution and sent them on CD to Colin Mackeller (a great Apollo enthusiast) in Sydney, and to Eric Jones (Editor of NASA's Apollo Lunar Surface Journal, see http://www.hq.nasa.gov/alsj/ ) in Wodonga VIC. Eric will no doubt be posting the pictures somewhere on the Lunar Surface journal site, and Colin has posted his set at http://www.zipworld.com.au/~cm/Apollo_11/ He did some great work cleaning and compressing the pictures and has provided the following notes.

The first frame was taken while the international TV audience was still seeing poor quality pictures from Goldstone.
At least the second and third frames were taken during the period Sydney Video and the international audience were taking Honeysuckle and before Parkes came online.
(Note the lights at Honeysuckle reflected at the top of the screen.)

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Armstrong descending

44s after TV circuit breaker in (everyone else is seeing Goldstone, which has just switched from an upside-down picture)

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Armstrong on lunar soil

Acually, immediately before (just after "now and then, it's very fine"), 2m02s after TV on. Switch to HSK came at 1m44secs

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4m 36sec after start of TV. "Some evidence of rays emanating" (just before the International audience switches back to Goldstone)

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Armstrong depositing contingency sample

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Armstrong talking Aldrin down

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Armstrong checking Aldrin's position

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Armstrong getting ready to take Aldrin's photo

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Aldrin descending

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Aldrin reaching for the moon

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Footsteps on the moon (After camera repositioning)

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Aldrin setting up Solar Wind experiment

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Aldrin removing cover from Solar Wind experiment

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Armstrong returning after setting up camera

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Armstrong (Right) and Aldrin

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Armstrong and Aldrin saluting after the President's speech

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