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27 Sep 2002
(Source: NASA Headquarters)

The NASA History Office is pleased to announce four new websites:

Uplink-Downlink: A History of the Deep Space Network 1957-1997 (Washington, D.C.: NASA SP-2001-4227, 2002) by Douglas J. Mudgway is now available in fully text-searchable pdf files from This book is an excellent history of the Deep Space Network (DSN), the critical component necessary for tracking, controlling, and transmitting data to and from spacecraft. Now over forty years old, the remarkably reliable DSN has quietly but essentially functioned as a literal guide for a variety of evolving, unique planetary spacecraft. Thanks to Cindy Min for setting up these pdf files. Hard copies of this book are also available for sale at

Model Research (SP-4103, 1985) by Alex Roland is now available at This book, in two volumes, is a history of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA). Though it is nearly twenty years old, it is an exciting and impressive look into the organization that, during its time, set the standard for aeronautical research. Thanks to volunteer Chris Gamble for formatting the book for the Web.

The Long Duration Exposure Facility (LDEF): Mission 1 Experiments (SP-473, 1984) ed. by Lenwood G. Clark, William H. Kinar, et. al., is now available at This book highlights one of the many NASA experiments deployed by the Space Shuttle in the 1980s. Special thanks to Chris Gamble for formatting this book for the Web.

Atlas of Mercury (SP-423, 1978) by Merton E. Davies, Stephen E. Dwornik, et. al., is now available at This book truly is an outstanding atlas, showcasing pictures taken by the Mariner 10 mission of the planet Mercury. Thanks to Chris Gamble for formatting this book for the Web.

Stephen Garber
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