PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, History
A remote Australian community, populated by quirky characters, plays a key role in the first Apollo moon landing.
Although the Dish interiors were shot on a set, all scenes showing the actual Parkes Dish were shot on location. The facility was closed for 3 weeks to accommodate filming.
Excuse me sir, I'm afraid you've come in the wrong way.
Cliff Buxton: I'm sorry...
Worker: Yeah, this is the old entrance. The visitors center is back out and around to the left.
Cliff Buxton: Right well, I'll wander out then.
Worker: Well worth it. Some amazing times.
The dish that was filmed in the movie is the up to date version of the radio telescope, with a larger diameter white portion in the center of the dish. The dish in the original old black and white photos behind Mayor Bob and the Prime Minister in the hallway had a much smaller white center portion to the dish antenna.
John Glenn (III), Neil Armstrong (I), Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins (II) are credited by announcers in the flashback preceeding the Apollo 11 flight.
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