A NASA spaceship on a launchpad

The NASA Communications Switching Centre

The NASA Communications Switching Centre

A NASA spaceship on a launchpad
Date & time: 9.30am 19 July 2019, AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time)
Location: Manning Clark Hall, Cultural Centre, Kambri
Event series: Canberra Moon Week

The NASA Communications Switching Centre was established at 107 Kent St Deakin in the second half of 1965. It was the central point for control of all communications between Australia and NASA centres, including Houston, for the Apollo program. 

The Switching Centre supported all NASA missions until it's closure in 1988.

The building is now known as the Deakin Telephone Exchange, and as part of the of the Apollo 11 Anniversary celebrations a plaque will be unveiled commemorating 107 Kent Street's role in Manned Space exploration.

There will be a short Q&A session at the conclusion of the presentations. 

Presented in partnership with ACT Government.