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-Title: "Read You Loud and Clear!" The Story of NASA's Spaceflight Tracking and Data Network.
Sunny Tsiao.
B/W photos and graphics.
-Publication Date:
May 30, 2008.
-ISBN: 0160801915

Front Cover

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Read You Loud and Clear! is a historical account of the STDN, starting with its formation in the late 1950s to what it is today in the first decade of the twenty-first century. It traces the roots of the tracking network from its beginnings at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico to the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System (TDRSS) space-based constellation of today.

The story spans the early days of satellite tracking using the Minitrack Network, through the expansion of the Satellite Tracking And Data Acquisition Network (STADAN) and the Manned Space Flight Network (MSFN), and finally, to the Space and Ground Networks of today.

(Extracted from the press release).



-Table of Contents.
-Introduction: Invisible Network
-1 The Early Years
-2 Evolution of a Network
-3 The Mercury Space Flight Network
-4 Preparing for the Moon
-5 The Apollo Years
-6 Era of Change
-7 A Network in Space
-8 The New Landscape
-9 A Legacy
-Appendix 1: Acronyms, Abbreviations, Glossary
-Appendix 2: Maps
-Appendix 3: Radio Frequency Chart
-Appendix 4: Honeysuckle Station Log for Apollo 11
-NASA History Series.


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