Buzz Aldrin Hands

Commemoration
Adoring fans

In 2012, the second man to walk on the moon - Buzz Aldrin - greeted adoring fans in Carnarvon to open the Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum. While there, this legendary space pioneer was invited to make this hand cast as a memento of his visit. This was a continuation of a tradition that started in the 1960s with other visiting astronauts.

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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...

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Mahony Ave
Carnarvon WA 6701
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