Missed the race
I SEEM to be always too late for this space race industry program.
During my high school years in the late 1960s, watching the Apollo program, I said that I wanted to work at the Island Lagoon tracking station, near Woomera.
It closed when I left school, though during my subsequent technical training courses one of my tutors actually worked as part of the Apollo program at Island Lagoon.
Also during my working life, a number of colleagues had worked at both the Woomera space programs and related fields but had to find alternative employment as these programs closed.
Later in life I had the opportunity to work at the Tidbinbilla Tracking Station, but some facts of life told me it was not for me at that time.
One concession, I have met Andy Thomas and actually spoke with him while he was in space on the space station MIR.
Now the space industry is ramping up again, but it is too late for me as I am now well and truly retired, so I miss out again.
Anyway, for the younger generations, go for it, this will