Welcome to my web.
My name is Carlos Gonzalez and during 43 years I have worked for NASA. First at the Manned Space Flight Network (MSFN) Tracking Station in Fresnedillas, Madrid. And second, at the Madrid Deep Space Communications Complex (MDSCC) in Robledo, Madrid.
I am already retired and thus I have taken my time to work on this WEB Page and hung on it a few essays that I have been writting during the last couple of years. When I retired I was Operations Manager and Deputy Director at MDSCC.
I keep quite busy giving talks, having interviews, etc. all relative to my former job. Specially now that is NASA´s 55th aniversary.
Come on in, I invite you to go through the WEB, you will get to know me better. If you want me to know you have been here you can leave a note in my Guest book. You can also leave comments or suggestions to make this better.
As I said above, I have writen a few essays: Project Apollo, the Space Race, Apollo-Soyuz, Skylab, the history of the Madrid Tracking Station, etc.
I have also written my thoughts about the possibility of a manned trip to Mars.
They´re all in My essay. Don´t miss it!
Mi música: Boogie boogie, Rock, música clásica
Películas: Ciencia ficción, comedias, thrillers, terror
Idiomas: Español, inglés y algo de francés
Mi lema preferido: Carpe diem - ¡Disfruta del aquí y el ahora!
En el 40 aniversario de las naves Voyager había que escribir algo sobre ellas, así que me he puesto el mono de trabajo y he hecho una pequeña reseña que he subido a esta WEB.
Nada de información técnica que de eso hay cientos de publicaciones, un pequeño repaso de su inicio y de su devenir en estos 40 años.
Espero que os guste.
Como siempre, vuestras críticas servirán para mejorar.
My music: Boogie boogie, Rock, clasic
Movies: Sci-Fi, comedy, thrillers, terror
Languages: Spanish, english and a bit of french
My moto: Carpe diem - Enjoy the here and now!
Going to the Moon was not just the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo. It took a few more programs to determine the best landing place and what the surface was like.
I´ve written about the initial steps to get to the final result. After Project Ranger, and in conjunction with Project Surveyor, Project Lunar Orbiter was crucial in such determination.
I hope you llike it.
Also, your comments will help me to create a better product. Thanks.