Messages on the closure of Island Lagoon
DSS41’s Last Christmas – a message to other stations of the NASA Networks. Click the image for a PDF file.
This copy was apparently sent back by Bob Stevens at Goddard.
A message of appreciation from Richard Mallis, Deep Space Network Operations Manager.
Richard had spent a good deal of time at Island Lagoon integrating the electronics into the station. (2009 interview here.)
Here is the text of the TWX:
Preserved John Heath, scan by Colin Mackellar.
Earlier, when the Minitrack Station at Island Lagoon closed down in late 1965 (the equipment was transferred to Orroral Valley in mid-1966), this TWX was composed and sent to the Network –