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  • Article: The Grand Turk Tracking Station
    Detailed background information of this U.S. Air Force tracking station which began in the early 1950s until it closed in 1984. Stamps and first day covers of the 1977 Turks and Caicos Islands space set are shown and described as how they relate to the tracking station.

  • Article: U.S. Army Construction of Airstrip on Grand Turk in 1952.
    This article gives firsthand information on the construction of the airfield at the Grand Turk Island Tracking Station, by Charles F. Hummel, with background information from the early 1950s and photographs taken during the construction.

  • Discoverer/Corona Program Article
    Corona was the first operational space imaging reconnaissance satellite program, approved in February, 1958. Its' goal was to take pictures from space of the Soviet Bloc countries and return the photographic film for processing and analysis.

  • John Glenn/Project Mercury
    America's first man to orbit the earth in 1962 makes his second flight into space aboard STS-95 space shuttle mission launched Oct 29, 1998. This article is about John Glenn after he splashed down in his Mercury capsule Friendship 7 near Grand Turk Island.

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