Goonhilly

20 Jul 1969
Apollo50-Goonhilly-Cornwall-What's On
Apollo50-Goonhilly-Cornwall-What's On
Goonhilly Earth Station
Goonhilly Earth Station
Goonhilly Downs
Helston
Cornwall
TR12 6LQ
9:17pm EDT July 20th 1969. The Eagle Lander touches down on the moon.

Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin would go on to be the first men to walk on the barren surface of earth’s only satellite. A moment sensed more than understood. A moment of inspiration that brought the world together as one.  

TV viewers around the world sat captivated by this triumph of technology, connected by one amazing achievement.

Most were unaware that the images they were watching were being transmitted via a giant satellite dish at Goonhilly Earth Station in Cornwall.

 

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