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Cliff: Sam Neill Newspaper
Reporter: Bernard Curry
Glenn: Tom Long Al:
Patrick Warburton Journalist:
Neil Pigot Houston (voice):
Unknown Bob: Roy
Billing U.S. Ambassador: John
McMartin Marie: Lenka Kripac
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thedish.wav -- Cliff: The Parkes Radio
Teloscope, or, as we call it, "The Dish," will track Apollo 11 throughout
its journey, gathering voice signals from the astronauts, telemetry from
the spaceship, and then, most importantly, the TV signals from the moon
itself. It's 210 feet in diameter, it weighs a thousand tons, and can be
moved to a point in virtually every direction. It's the most powerful receiving
dish in the world. (254k)
officialtitle.wav -- Newspaper Reporter:
And you, Cliff, what's your official title?
Cliff: Cliff Buxton, Director.
Mitch: Or, the Dishmaster. (67k)
whatisit.wav -- Cliff: What is it? (7k)
comehere.wav -- Cliff: Come here! (6k)
tellus.wav -- Cliff: It might be a good
idea to tell us these things. (21k)
getonwithit.wav -- Cliff: Let's...
just get on with it, shall we? (20k)
wouldntworry.wav -- Cliff: I wouldn't
worry about it. (12k)
hardtobelieve.wav -- Cliff: That
is hard to believe. (12k)
beautifulgirl.wav -- Cliff: Well,
if it isn't the most beautiful girl in Parkes! (30k)
notonline.wav -- Cliff: No, we're not
online at the moment. (12k)
trackingstation.wav -- Cliff:
Well, there's two major tracking stations. There's us, and Goldstone.
Cliff: And when the moon's on our side of the world, then ...
Parkes is online, and when it's on the other, then it's Goldstone. You
explainit.wav -- Cliff: Mmm... why don't
you explain it? (17k)
lovelygirl.wav -- Cliff: She's a lovely
askherout.wav -- Cliff: You should ask
her out when all this is over. (22k)
reckon.wav -- Glenn: Do you reckon?
Cliff: Yeah, I reckon. (31k)
takearisk.wav -- Cliff: Sometimes you've
just got to take a risk. (18k)
onplate.wav -- Cliff: <clears throat>
Got a lot on your plate. (18k)
noguarantees.wav -- Al: Am I, uh,
holding on too tight?
Cliff: Mmm, um, there's a lot at stake, Al.... There's no guarantees,
a lot of variables. You'll be right. (157k)
taketime.wav -- Cliff: Take your time!
getalong.wav -- Cliff: <clears throat>
It's probably time to... get along now. (23k)
dontworry.wav -- Cliff: Don't worry!
sendingpictures.wav -- Cliff:
When Armstrong emerges from the Lunar Landing Module, he will activate
a small camera, here, which will capture pictures of him, uh, descending
the ladder and hopefully walking on the surface of the moon.
Journalist: And these pictures, how will they make it back to
Mitch: <sotto voce> Carrier pigeon.
Cliff: There's a small S-band transmitter on the top there which
will send the images back down to us.
Journalist: It's certainly amazing technology.
Glenn: Ha! <chuckles>
Journalist: Will the entire--
Glenn: Carrier pigeon! (234k)
cupoftea.wav -- Cliff: Time for a cup
of tea? (13k)
littleunfair.wav -- Cliff: Don't
you think you're... being a little unfair? (22k)
whatsnasa.wav -- Cliff: Well, we're
part of a world-wide team on this.
Mitch: We're part of NASA.
Cliff: And what's NASA?
Mitch: Aw, it's money and equipment and everything else you
ever needed on a plate.
Cliff: No, Mitch. NASA's just a bigger bunch of us. (123k)
greatestfeat.wav -- Cliff: We are
in the middle of the greatest feat ever attempted. This is science's chance
to be daring. (66k)
standingaround.wav -- Cliff: What
are you doing? Standing around bitching! (39k)
lovely.wav -- Cliff: Lovely! (5k)
thiswholething.wav -- Mitch: This
whole thing: I can't believe I'm a part of it. I certainly can't believe
Rudy's a part of it.
Cliff: <laughs> Me too. (134k)
pksout.wav -- Cliff: PKS out. (16k)
youforgot.wav -- Cliff: You forgot!
stuffed1.wav -- Cliff: Are we stuffed?
Glenn: Yep, we're stuffed.
stuffed2.wav -- Cliff: Are we stuffed?
noise.wav -- Cliff: What's that noise? (15k)
strongsignal.wav -- Cliff: Flight
control, this is Parkes. We copy. <clears throat>
Houston: Parkes, we've lost your signal. Confirm status.
Cliff: Uh, Houston, this is Parkes. We still have a strong signal.
Must be a relay problem.
Houston: Copy that, Parkes. We'll look into it. Stand by.
Cliff: Parkes standing by. (225k)
boughttime.wav -- Cliff: I bought us
some time. (14k)
powerson.wav -- Cliff: Power's back on.
Everything's under control. (16k)
takeashot.wav -- Cliff: Take a shot.
didcall.wav -- Cliff: Well, as-as a matter
of fact, they did call. (26k)
itoldthem.wav -- Cliff: I told them
that... the problem wasn't at our end. (44k)
wecallthem.wav -- Al: We call them.
They give us a current position.
Cliff: And tell us we're no longer required.
Al: Excuse me?
Cliff: We're just a bunch of d---heads who can't even maintain
a practice signal. (85k)
keepnasa.wav -- Cliff: We can reprogram
the system. We just need you to keep NASA off our backs for a while-- that's
getcracking.wav -- Cliff: Let's get
comeclean.wav -- Bob: All right. What
if you come clean? Just tell NASA.
Cliff: Tell them what?
Cliff: That we lost Apollo 11?
Bob: I wouldn't say that first.
Cliff: What would you say?
Bob: Well, you know: "Hey, you'll never guess what happened."
Cliff: Bob, it's Apollo 11. (158k)
commitment.wav -- Cliff: Look, if we
come onstream tomorrow, it never happened.
Bob: You think you can do it.
Cliff: I made a commitment to NASA, and I intend to fulfill
moment.wav -- Bob: It was a wonderful moment.
Cliff: But this isn't.
Bob: No, this is a s---house moment.
morethought.wav -- Cliff: Let's...
just... give this a little more thought. (28k)
incredible.wav -- U.S. Ambassador: It's
incredible. You can actually pinpoint a tiny spaceship thousands of miles
away and lock onto it.
Cliff: <pause> Pretty much. (130k)
couplebuttons.wav -- U.S. Ambassador:
You'll be able to hear Armstrong talking to Houston?
Cliff: Just by... hitting a couple of buttons there. <chuckles>
U.S. Ambassador: Oh, let's do that. (114k)
backtowork.wav -- Cliff: We're really
going to have to get back to work now. (18k)
findship.wav -- Cliff: Right! Let's find
the ship. (17k)
scared.wav -- Cliff: Do you know what I
thought when it first came up?
Glenn: You beauty?
Cliff: I thought: imagine stuffing that up. Isn't that odd?
Cliff: Well, that I was more... scared than excited.
Glenn: I don't think that's odd. I feel like that all the time.
stuffing.wav -- Cliff: Imagine stuffing
that up. (22k)
failure.wav -- Cliff: Failure is never
quite so frightening as regret. (33k)
couplehours.wav -- Cliff: You be all
right for a couple of hours? (11k)
ifproblems.wav -- Cliff: If you've
got any problems....
Mitch: I'll call Rudy. (22k)
wonderful.wav -- Cliff: This is wonderful.
whygo.wav -- Marie: If we know so much,
Cliff: Well, there is one thing that we don't know.
Bob: What's that, Cliff?
Cliff: Whether we can get there. (82k)
goodroast.wav -- Cliff: It's been quite
a while since I've had a good roast. (20k)
knightyou.wav -- Cliff: They'll probably
knight you for this. (14k)
lunch.wav -- Mitch: How was lunch?
Cliff: Actually, it was wonderful.
Al: I think we ate an entire sheep. (46k)
inorder.wav -- Cliff: All in order? (8k)
notinmanual.wav -- Cliff: When it's
down like this, we can't get up through the core, so it's... it's just
as quick to go for a ride.
Al: OK, interesting.
Cliff: OK, Mitch.
Al: And, uh, yet, strangely, this is, uh, not in the manual.
Cliff: Mm-hm. Curious oversight, wouldn't you say? (170k)
numberone.wav -- Cliff: Well, I guess
that would be number one. (16k)
spiritssoar.wav -- Al: Something about
putting a footprint on the moon... that....
Cliff: Makes our spirits soar? (59k)
mywife.wav -- Al: You come up with that?
Cliff: <chuckles> Actually, I'm ashamed to say, I didn't.
It was my wife. <pause> She died last year.
Al: I'm sorry to hear that, Cliff.
Cliff: She was so excited by all this. Made me realize that
I should be excited, too. And I am. The only thing is, she's not here to
share it. So, there it is. (391k)
cyclone.wav -- Cliff: We sit here on our
arses for five bloody days, not a breath of bloody wind... and then, on
cue, out of nowhere, just when it's our turn, a bloody cyclone decides
to park its arse on us! Um, sorry, lads. <clears throat> I'll just...
I'll just go check some... some bloody thing. (276k)
lockeddown.wav -- Cliff: From now on,
this place is locked down. I don't care who turns up, no one gets in. You
noobligation.wav -- Cliff: We're
under no obligations in these conditions. (22k)
movedish.wav -- Cliff: We can't move
this dish. (21k)
walkmoon.wav -- Al: Man's about to walk
on the moon.
Cliff: And he still will. (35k)
fivelives.wav -- Cliff: Let's be clear
about this. There are five lives at risk here. I'm responsible for those
lives. Now, most people would say that's sufficient reason not to move
Mitch: And everyone will accept that. But will you? (162k)
doit.wav -- Cliff: All right. Let's do it.
Mitch: I like that Cliff. He goes for it. (73k)
doit2.wav -- Cliff: Let's do it. (7k)
telegram.wav -- Al: The official telegram
will go to your prime minister, but.... <reads> "To congratulate personnel
of Parkes Radio Telescope Facility for their outstanding support of man's
first lunar expedition. Signed C. Charlesworth, Apollo 11 Flight Director."
tours.wav -- Cameron: Tours leave on the
Cliff: Well, maybe not today. But... you never know. I might
come back another time.
Cameron: Oh, I'd do it. People get quite a buzz from being up
Cliff: I'll bet they do. (121k)
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