Carnarvon by Jim Crockett

Space and Technology Museum at Carnarvon

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10 July 2015

Jim Crockett posted this on our ex-OTC Facebook Page:I just came back from trip on the Norwest coast of Western Australia on my way to the 31st bi-annual conference of the Australian Speleological Federation that was held at Exmouth. On the way we stopped for a visit to the Space and Technology Museum at Carnarvon at the old OTC Satellite station [and NASA Centre].
Very impressive and interesting display well worth the several hours we spent there.

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Above: This appears to be a capsule of similar size to the Apollo Command module and is labelled “Apollo Experience”. Jim says that you can get in and get a feel for the small space that they had to live in.

Jim Crockett  wrote this update: “Yes you can get inside and you Lay on your back and there is simulated Apollo rocket launch, takes about 3 minutes”.

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Although I don’t have too much info, I believe that these are the very nearby NBN dishes servicing the region.

 

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One thought on “Carnarvon by Jim Crockett

  1. Hi
    Thank you for visiting our museum. The mock-ups of the Gemini and Apollo capsules are full size.
    The Apollo capsule is a video and surround sound experience of the Apollo 11 launch.

    I am searching for photos of inside the power station at OTC Carnarvon. Could you please ask members if they have any that I may use in the museum.

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