Canberra, Australia:   

If you discovered that you held the only archive left of a breathtaking moment in human history, to what lengths would you go to preserve it?

Philip Clark and Dreamstone Publishing have come together to preserve the amazing history of the Orroral Valley Manned Spaceflight Tracking Station through the creation of his book, The Final Orbit.

With the Kickstarter campaign in its last ten days (campaign ends 22 July), and over 60% funded, Philip Clark is calling for all those who have ever cared about our history of space exploration to step up and help preserve this critical piece of our human history.

This book holds the precious records of the dramatic moments and stories behind the people dedicated to tracking the Space Shuttle. Included are floor plans, equipment diagrams, recordings with transcripts of historic Shuttle transits, and so much more educational information. Orroral Valley Space Tracking Station is now lost forever, preserved only by the pictures, documents, and recordings in Philip Clark’s possession. Even NASA doesn’t have this information stored away for safekeeping. If ever there was a time to take a glimpse back into history, now is the time, and The Final Orbit is the book to do it, providing a way to preserve this critical information for all time.


Philip worked at Orroral for twenty years and kept a record the entire time. Without him, this history would be lost, despite Orroral being the largest manned spaceflight tracking station in the world outside the USA. Without the Orroral Valley Space Tracking Station, tracking the early space shuttle flights would not have been possible. In truth, the station is now gone, but its story can be preserved with the support of all space lovers for one man’s quest to make a difference.

This book will make an excellent gift for anyone, no matter whether they have always been fascinated by Space, are someone only just discovering the intriguing history of man’s reach for the stars, are someone who cares about human achievement, or about contributing to preserving this piece of space history. What better gift could anyone give, than one that preserves a key part of our history for all humanity.

Philip Clark is available for interview, by arrangement.

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Contact details:

In the first instance:

Chelsea Moye, PA

Dreamstone Publishing


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Kim Lambert


Dreamstone Publishing

+61 412 600 139

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