Pioneer Deep Space Station

Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex, Fort Irwin, California

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Description 

Constructed in 1958, this was the first antenna to support the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's unmanned exploration of deep space, and th prototype antenna for the entire Deep Space Network for tracking deep space vehicles. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, October 3, 1985

National Register information 

Note: The following information comes from the NRHP database and has not been verified.
Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 3, 1985
Reference number
85002813
Areas of significance
Other; Engineering; Communications
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Structure
Historic functions
Air-related; Research facility
Periods of significance
1950-1974; 1975-2000
Significant years
1958; 1978