Apollo 11: ‘I helped the world watch Moon landing’

About 600 million people watched Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walk on the Moon in July 1969. But many of those pictures were only possible thanks to a scientific outpost in rural Australia. We visited Parkes in New South Wales to meet the man who helped get those famous images on to TV sets around
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Image copyright Reuters Image caption Countries across Europe were among those to experience record temperatures in June The world experienced its hottest June on record last month, with an average temperature worldwide of 61.6F (16.4C), according to new data. The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said the average global temperature was 1.7F warmer
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States said on Thursday that a U.S. Navy ship had “destroyed” an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz after the aircraft threatened the vessel, but Iran said it had no information about losing a drone. In the latest episode to stir tensions in the Gulf, U.S. President Donald Trump
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Image copyright Reuters Boeing is taking a $4.9bn hit to cover the costs of the grounding of its 737 Max aircraft after two deadly crashes. The charge is set to wipe out profits when the world’s biggest planemaker posts quarterly results next week. In a statement, Boeing also said its “best estimate at this time”
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ROME (Reuters) – The leaders of Italy’s coalition partners the League and 5-Star Movement warned on Thursday the government could collapse following mutual recriminations over the election of the next European Commission president. FILE PHOTO: Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini hold a joint news conference following a cabinet meeting
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said on Thursday that a U.S. Navy ship had “destroyed” an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz after the aircraft threatened the ship, in the latest incident to stir tensions in the Gulf. Trump told an event in the White House that the drone had flown to within
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UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said he was not aware of any downing of an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz on Thursday, after President Donald Trump said a U.S. Navy ship had “destroyed” one. “We have no information about losing a drone today,” Zarif told reporters at the
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FILE PHOTO: Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif sits for an interview with Reuters in New York, New York, U.S. April 24, 2019. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Iran on Thursday offered to ratify a document prescribing more intrusive inspections of its nuclear program if the United States abandoned its economic sanctions, the Guardian
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on an international network of companies and their agents it said were involved in the procurement of materials for Iran’s nuclear program. They are the first punitive steps by Washington since Tehran announced earlier this month it would increase its levels of enriched uranium that
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Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption The USS Boxer ‘took defensive action’ against the Iranian drone, President Trump said President Donald Trump has said the US Navy shot down an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz. He said the USS Boxer amphibious assault ship “took defensive action” on Thursday after the drone came within
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