Apollo console

Collecting data on astronaut wellbeing

Because spacecraft launched from Cape Canaveral in the USA passed close to remote Carnarvon on their first orbits around the Earth, the area was the ideal location to collect data on the crew’s wellbeing before their final thrust into space. This consol helped monitor everything including pressure and temperature inside the spacecraft, available fuel and oxygen and the astronauts’ heartbeats and respiratory rates. It then sent this crucial information back to Houston.

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Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum

Carnarvon's role in the race to land humans on the moon

Carnarvon may not be the most likely place you’d expect to encounter world-changing space technology but it once played a key role in the global race to land man on the moon. The Carnarvon Space and...


Mahony Ave
Carnarvon WA 6701

Open Hours

Open 7 days; April to September 9am - 4pm; October to March 10am - 2pm

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