NASA's Deep Space Network celebrates its 50th anniversary

December 24, 2013 10:05 PM

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NASA's Deep Space Network celebrates its 50th anniversary

It's called the Deep Space Network, and for the last 50 years it's provided two-way communications between earthbound mission controllers and most every spacecraft that's traveled to the moon or beyond.

On Tuesday the DSN celebrated its 50th anniversary. In that time, it's relayed Neil Armstrong's historic message of "one small step," images from various Mars rovers, and the exceedingly faint signals of Voyager 1 as it entered interstellar space.

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