Can You Hear Me Now?
Imagine feeling that you are lost in space. In the early days of spaceflight, Mission Control couldn’t always talk to the Astronauts, leaving them feeling out of touch with Earth. The silence must have felt eerie. Communication in those days had to be sent and received by ground stations which were part of the NASA Spacecraft Tracking and Data Acquisition Network. This network consisted of stations spread around the globe but there were gaps...Read More