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The Dish at Parkes will celebrate its 60th birthday by helping put a person back on the moon – ABC News

More than 50 years after it helped broadcast the moon landing around the world, The Dish at Parkes will support one of the first commercial space flights back to…



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The Parkes Radio Telescope or ‘The Dish’, as it is more commonly known, will turn 60 this year.
Key points:

  • The Dish has been contracted to assist with the first commercial space missions to the moon
  • The first missions launch later this year and will lay the groundwork to return humans to the moon in 2024
  • The CSIRO says Australia could play a massive role in the era of commercial space flight

Far from being an ageing relic of a bygone era of space exploration, the iconic Australian landmark has been…

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