“Come in, Woomera!”
Deep Space Station 41 – often referred to as Woomera Tracking Station – was NASA’s first deep space tracking station outside the USA, opening in November 1960.
Hearing the delay between the USA and Australia, or Australia and the UK (as well as seeing how often communications broke down) really brought home how fragile these systems were when we were watching men travelling further than ever before into space and to the Moon.
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