Milestone-Proposal talk:Role of the Parkes Radiotelescope in the First Moon Landing

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Recommended edits for plaque citation -- Administrator4 (talk) 15:24, 21 January 2019 (UTC)

My initial recommendations are to reframe the citation so that it focuses on the Parkes station (less about Armstrong, more about the technical achievement), and to shorten the title. perhaps to something like:

Reception of First Communication to Earth from a Human Walking on the Moon, 1969

The Parkes radiotelescope and Honeysuckle Creek stations received voice and picture signals from the first moonwalk for redistribution to millions of people on Earth. Parkes' TV picture quality was superior to other ground stations, therefore NASA used Parkes as the TV source for the broadcast's remainder. The type of corrugated horn first used at Parkes became dominant in ground station applications after 1970.

Invitation of Subject Matter Experts initiated; -- k3hz (talk) 09:40, 23 January 2019 (UTC)

Today, two subject matter experts were invited to review the submission, noting the proposed timing of their requested review. Once confirmed, or alternates identified, then we can meet the intended SME review requirements in the current History Committee Milestone review guidelines. David Burger, Milestone Advocate 2019 HC (past chair)

Raj Mittra comments -- Administrator1 (talk) 14:47, 11 February 2019 (UTC)

I have gone over your proposal and have also looked at the material sent to me by David Burger. Your proposal looks real good to me, and I wholeheartedly endorse it.

- Raj Mittra, email, Fri, 8 Feb. 2019, 00:09