TLF ID R8846
This is an edited sound recording of Bob Brown recalling the excitement in Woomera in South Australia at the intended first launch of a Europa Blue Streak rocket from the nearby rocket range in June 1964. He tells how hundreds of families gathered to watch, only to be let down when the launch was cancelled with just seconds of the countdown to go. He also describes the sound and sight of the rocket when the launch actually took place without fanfare several days later on 5 June. The recording was made in December 2006 and lasts for 1 min 58 s.