NASA thanks SSC Chile for space shuttle support RSS

22 Jul 2011

The Santiago Satellite Station has participated in the Space Shuttle Program since 1981.

SSC Chile supported the historic last space shuttle mission (STS-135, Atlantis spacecraft). The video below contains the audio recorded when the Santiago Satellite Station finished tracking orbit 91 of the space shuttle on Thursday 14 July 2011 at 10:01 UTC. The words of gratitude to the Santiago Station personnel are expressed first by the NASA Network Director and then by the STS Network Operations Manager.

The Santiago Satellite Station has participated in the Space Shuttle Program since its first mission in February 1981. The video (prepared by SSC Chile shift operator Cristian Toro) contains many images of the space shuttle program.

Near the end, the station's 9 meter antenna used to support the space shuttle can be seen, and the video ends with the crew and the logo of this last mission.

Thumbs up for the successful last STS missionSSC Chile staff congratulates NASA on the successful last space shuttle mission


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