Manned Space Flight Network
The Vital Link
In 1965–66, a NASA team, headed by Charles Gallagher, produced a 28 minute documentary on the Goddard networks (MSFN and STADAN) as well as the DSN. It gives a unique insight into the vast NASCOM and the various stations.
Watch out for the Australian segment, covering Canberra city, Tidbinbilla, Honeysuckle (in construction), Orroral (parrots, wombats and kanagroos!), and Carnarvon.
Some of the footage shot for the film – but not all used – featured a number of people at Orroral Valley.
The Vital Link.
With thanks to Richard Nafzger at the Goddard Space Flight Center for finding the film!