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MSS
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From: Kolo, Poland
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posted 07-23-2011 07:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MSS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Did you see such presentation after Atlantis landing at main screen at MCC Houston: "Welcome home, Atlantis!"?

Is it possible to see the entire presentation?

Do similar presentations have been presented for the Discovery and Endeavour orbiters? All info is welcome. Thank you for assistance.

By the way, here are from the Orlando Sentinel:

Robert Pearlman
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posted 07-23-2011 08:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
All three Mission Control "Welcome Home!" animated banners (Discovery, Endeavour and Atlantis) were created by graphic artist (and cS member) Mike Okuda, who worked with Ground Control (GC) Bill Foster.

Foster posted a short video of some of the Atlantis presentation to his Facebook page (you need to be logged into Facebook to view).

Okuda's Discovery banner is discussed here and can be viewed on his blog.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 08-22-2011 10:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mike Okuda has now shared on his website all three animated "wallpapers" he created for Mission Control to celebrate the landing of the final three space shuttle missions.
After each successful Space Shuttle flight, the big screen at Mission Control in Houston displayed a "Welcome Home" graphic. They normally played in the background while the flight control team took a few moments to exchange congratulations after the days and weeks of intense work that each mission required. I supplied that graphic for many of the later flights of the shuttle program.

The final three flights were especially significant, as they were the final missions of Space Shuttles Discovery, Endeavour, and Atlantis. For those flights, I made "wallpaper" animation loops that displayed each of the mission patches for each orbiter's voyages.

These were fun to do, but those final three were especially poignant, as each marked the retirement of a storied spaceship that had carried men and women into the final frontier and returned them safely to mother Earth.

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