The title of the show was "The Dish on the Dish". It was a comprehensive record of the first moon-landing, from President Kennedy's decision for Americans to be the first to land on the moon, to the successful completion of the mission in 1969 with the three astronauts' safe return to earth. It had been hoped to show "The Russian Woodpecker" but the CD (above) was received damaged. Peter also showed the CD of "The Dish" movie which was shown on a previous occasion.
Peter writes: "I am going to show a compilation ‘The Dish on The Dish’ which complements the film ‘The Dish’ that was shown two years ago. Pete GM4BYF gave an communications talk about the Apollo XI mission. It is a fitting time to screen this as this is the 50th anniversary of the manned lunar landing. It takes the viewer through the space race to the moon starting with Kennedy’s speech and ending with the splashdown of the Apollo capsule. There is a lot of material that has not been seen before and it is a reminder of the late 60s.
The following are stills provided by Peter, hopefully, but not necessarily, in the right order!
Following the launch of Sputnik-1 and the landing of the first spacecraft on the moon by the Russians in 1959, President Kennedy pledged that the US would put the first man on the moon.
1969 ABC-News item describing the path of Apollo-11 to the moon, and back.
Construction of the dish antenna which would receive the weak signals from Apollo 11 Command Module circling the moon.
The three astronauts in preparation for the mission: Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin & Michael Collins.
The launch of the Saturn-V rocket carrying Apollo-11 from Cape Canaveral went flawlessly.
Thereafter, Mission Control in Houston took over.
"The Eagle" lunar landing craft about to land with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on board, on July 20th, 1969.
Michael Collins remained in the Command Module, orbiting the moon, until the return of the lunar module.
After Armstrong announced "the Eagle has landed", he and Aldrin performed the first moon-walks.
Armstrong and Aldrin returned to the Command Module and Michael Collins after 2-1/2 hours on the moon and returned to earth. They splashed down safely in the Pacific and were congratulated by President Richard Nixon.