Clipped From Redlands Daily Facts
Space Radio Project Set PASADENA tUPD-The Cal Tech Jet Propulsion Laboratory received approval today for development of a radio antenna designed to communicate with space vehicles. Laboratory scientists expect to complete the 85-foot antenna and have it in operation by the end of the year at Camp Irwin, near Barstow. The go-ahead for construction of the antenna was given by Roy W. Johnson, director of the Advanced Research Projects Agency of the Department of Defense. It is an initial step in development of equipment iof a lunar probe program. The Goldstone Test Station at Camp Irwin was chosen as the site for the tracking antenna because of the low level of background noises in the desert area.