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Phase I:
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Phase II:
Introductory Essay

Wind Tunnels

Engine Development

Engine Test Stands

Rocket Testing


Launch Pads

Apollo Training

Apollo Hardware Testing

Unmanned Spacecraft Testing

Tracking Stations

Mission Control Centers

Other Support


Man in Space
A National Historic Landmark Theme Study
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J. Tracking Stations

21. Pioneer Deep Space Station (Goldstone Tracking Station)

The Pioneer Deep Space Tracking Station is recommended for designation as a National Historic Landmark because it was the first antenna to support NASA's unmanned exploration of deep space. The technological achievements necessary to track deep space vehicles were first demonstrated and put into use at this site. The Pioneer Station was later joined by dozens of additional tracking stations around the world. This site illustrates the role of Goldstone and the NASA tracking system in the American Space Program.

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