As many will know there has been a concerted effort to find the Apollo 11 video data tapes. The NASA files were apparently over-written in an attempt by NASA to save on computer tape. There were other copies made here in Australia but the problem is that no-one has any idea where the digital tapes were stored or even if they were destroyed or not.
My good friend John Sarkissian (right) is an Operations Scientist at the CSIRO Parkes Radio Observatory and he is leading a team to search for the tapes. During the search another colleague Colin Mackellar (one of the Honeysuckle Creek team) (below) came across this video (no sound) of Wayne Ozarko testing the Apollo 11 consoles installed at ITMC Sydney (Paddington Terminal). Some of the NASA guys are identified in the video clip. Thanks Colin and John for all the hard work on this project.
There is NO AUDIO for this clip
I was born in Sydney, Australia in 1956.
I have always been fascinated by astronomy and space exploration. After a short stint with the Post Master General’s Department (now Telstra), I studied at the University of Sydney, majoring in Geology and Geophysics – in the hope that geologists would be needed to interpret data from a new wave of planetary exploration. (Seemed like a good idea at the time!)
After university, I worked as an exploration geologist before changing track and studying theology at Moore College in Sydney. In 1986, I was ordained into the Christian ministry in the Anglican Church of Australia. I currently serve in a parish in western Sydney. My long-suffering congregation is now used to sermons illustrated with references to astronomy and the Apollo program. I am married, with three children. In my spare time, I am compiling a website covering activities and personnel at Honeysuckle Creek during Apollo.