Lee Hutchinson over at ARS Technica has put together a great reference to each station in the Apollo Mission Control room. The feature article, Going boldly: Behind the scenes at NASA’s hallowed Mission Control Center, goes in depth into what “Mission Control” did during Apollo and how it all worked, but this is a station-by-station tour of Historical Mission Operations Control Room 2, or “MOCR 2.” As mentioned in the feature, MOCR 2 was used for almost every Gemini and Apollo flight, and in the late 1990s was restored to its Apollo-era appearance.
For most of Project Apollo, MOCR 2 had a fixed layout. Each station handled a specific, related group of functions; some watched over the spacecraft’s hardware, or its software, or its position in space, or over the crew itself. Here’s how things were laid out for most of Project Apollo:
Continue reading this article in detail at ARS Technica.
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