MSFN AND NASCOM         Tracking and communications network

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                             A giant leap                                           50th Anniversary of  Apollo XI

50th Anniversary of Apollo XI
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The start of the Space Race and NASA´s                          Apollo Program

I had the privilege and the luck of being at the right place in the right time and so, I have participated in the Space Race since the first manned Apollo was launched (ApolloVII) to the last in the mission Program (Apollo XVII).


After that, I have participated in every mission that went to space for 43 years, including all the manned missions (Skylab, Shuttle, Apollo-Soyuz).


I thought I would like to share with you the thrill of those special years.


The file included is already prepared for double page printing if you like to have a hard copy.

Space Race, Project Apollo
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Is a manned trip to Mars possible in the                               next decade?

It seems that the media and many official organizations are trying to make people think that a manned trip to Mars is going to take place in the very near future.


I personally think that many questions have not been answered and the supposed trip is not going to take place as soon as they say.


I´ve written a small essay with the unanswered questions and I would like to share them with you.


I´m not a pessimistic person but I am convinced that I will not see such a trip.

Manned trip to Mars
Marte WEB 2 ENG.pdf
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    Anecdotes and aisle rumors during                                   the space race

There´s little to add to the title. I´ve prepared the archive to print in double page if you want a hard copy

The beginnings (1)
The begining 1.pdf
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This is the second part. As in the first, the archive is prepared to print in double page. Hope you enjoy it.

The beginnings (2)
The begining 2.pdf
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 Skylab, the continuation of the Apollo                                      Program

What was the solution for the extra 4 Saturn V vehicles in NASA´s backyard.

Skylab Project
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  MDSCC. Brief history of the birth and          evolution of the Madrid Deep Space                 Communications Complex

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              Apollo-Soyuz Test Project                                  The end of the Cold War

Apollo-Soyuz Test Project
ASTP IMP Eng.pdf
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               The Challenger disaster

The Challenger disater
Challenger Eng.pdf
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                   The Columbia disaster

The Columbia disaster
Columbia Eng.pdf
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         The beginning of the USA Space                                      Exploration.                                                      Project Explorer

Project Explorer
Explorer Eng IMP.pdf
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                 Aiming to the Moon (1)                                            Project Ranger

Project Ranger
Ranger Eng IMP.pdf
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                Aiming to the Moon (2)                                            Project Surveyor

Project Surveyor
Surveyor Eng IMP.pdf
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                  Aiming to the Moon (3)                                       Project Lunar orbiter

Project Lunar Orbiter
Lunar Orb Eng IMP.pdf
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                             The Voyagers

The Voyagers
Voyager Eng IMP.pdf
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  Contributions of the Space Program to                              normal life

Scientific contributions
Inventions and scientific contributions.[...]
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If you think it is worth, leave a note at my Visits book and criticize any or both of the the essays. Don´t leave anything out. Your comments will help me to improve them.


Las últimas charlas en ADUE y la Sociedad Matritense fueron bien.


No tengo compromisos para lo que queda de año.


La exposición en El MUNCYT abrirá sus puertas en la semana del 16 de diciembre.

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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!


Para hacer posible aquel "Salto de gigante" fue necesario el trabajo y la participación de 400.000 personas y una red de seguimiento y comunicaciones impensable hasta entonces. Ahí va un pequeño recuerdo.


Siendo este el año del quincuagésimo aniversario del Apollo XI, no podía dejar pasar la ocasión de hacer un pequeño escrito para conmemorarlo.


Los tenéis en mis ensayos.

Espero que os gusten.


Como siempre, vuestras críticas servirán para mejorar.

What´s new

The last lectures at ADUE and Sociedad Matritense went as always.


Nothing left for the rest of the year.


The MUNCYT exhibition will open doors in the week of December 16.

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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!


To make that "Giant leap" possible, the participation and work of 400,000 talented persons around the world, and the most unthinkable tracking and communications network (MSFN, NASCOM) were utilized.

Here´s my contribution.


Being this the 50th anniversary of the Apollo XI, I couldn´t but do a small writeup to commemorate it.


They´re both in my essays.

Hope you like them.


As always, your comments will help me to create a better product. Thanks.

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