How do you talk to a satellite whizzing by at eight or nine km/s? It's not easy to do without the help of high-orbit communications satellites like the TDRS network we talked about last week. In this show, we're covering NASA's early ground-based communications networks in all their impressive landline glory. Also, the CCtCap decision, satellite internet, Iain M Banks references, Falcon Heavy, Moon Express and much more.
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