Space Communications and Navigation (SCaN) Deputy Program Manager, Phil Liebrecht, addressed the staff at the Madrid Deep Space Communications Complex (MDSCC) about future plans for NASA science, exploration, and Space Communications and Navigation (SCaN) programs the week of September 24, 2012. Phil also spoke to over 80 middle school students, teachers, and town council members from the local community about NASA and the SCaN program. After the speech, Phil observed the students launching their homemade bottle rockets.
The Madrid Deep Space Communications Complex is one of three facilities that makes up NASA's Deep Space Network. The other two facilities are located in Goldstone, California and Canberra, Australia and are managed by the Space Communications and Navigation (SCaN) Program.