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The NASA Communications Switching Centre
July 19, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am AEST
Manning Clark Hall, Cultural Centre Kambri,
Building 153 University Avenue, Kambri
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 its 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.