Partners in space: CSIRO and NASA celebrate its 50th anniversary
The 26th of February 2010 marks the 50th anniversary of Australia's partnership with the USA in solar system exploration. Learn more about our historic collaboration in this video. (7:08)
23 February 2010 | Updated 17 March 2014
The milestone in international cooperation marks the completion of the first half century of treaty level partnership in space tracking between CSIRO and NASA.
Since the early 1960s NASA has contracted CSIRO radio telescopes to augment its network of tracking stations for particular missions as part of its Deep Space Network (DSN).
CSIRO manages the Canberra Deep Space Communications Complex (CDSCC), one of three DSN stations around the world used for communicating with NASA's spacecraft.
In this video, key personnel from CSIRO and NASA reflect on the accomplishments of the CDSCC and the DSN, which is founded primarily on its people and the strength of international collaboration stretching back to the beginning of space exploration.
Learn more about the CDSCC and NASA [external link].