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Picturing the Past: Rosman Tracking Station Supports Apollo Mission


July 15, 2019

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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