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Picturing the Past: Rosman Tracking Station Supports Apollo Mission


Last updated 7/18/2019 at 9:53am

Construction of the Rosman Satellite Tracking and Data Acquisition facility in January 1963. (Courtesy photo)

This week's Picturing the Past article is from a July 24, 1969, Transylvania Times story titled, "Rosman Tracking Station Supports The Apollo XI In Indirect, Important Way."

Transylvania County has not been just a bystander in all the recent excitement of man's first landing on the moon.

The Rosman National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Space Tracking and Data Acquisition Network (STADAN) station had a part in that historic accomplishment.

"We've had no direct responsibility to Apollo XI," said Gary Dennis, station director, "but we have been involved indirectly through th...

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