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cspg
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posted 02-03-2018 05:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Apollo Mission Control: The Making of a National Historic Landmark
by Manfred von Ehrenfried
Much of the television coverage of the Apollo era featured the famous Mission Operation Control Room (MOCR) in the Houston Mission Control Center. Throughout this "Golden Age" of human spaceflight, the flight controllers stationed at the room's tiered rows of consoles played as important a role as the spacecraft and crews. In 1985, its systems long obsolete, the Houston Mission Control Center was retired by NASA "in situ." The facility is now being restored as a Historic National Landmark to enable the public to view what had previously been seen only on television.

This book details how the concept of flight and mission operations came to be and chronicles the origins of the facility. It takes the reader behind the scenes of the historic television coverage to explain how the flight controllers worked with "backroom" staff and contractors across the nation to accomplish momentous tasks, in particular the Apollo 11 lunar landing and returning the crew of Apollo 13 to Earth after an explosion crippled their spacecraft.

The book goes on to explain the effort to preserve, rehabilitate, restore, and reconstruct the MOCR and surrounding support rooms and facilities. In particular, it describes the research, contracting, raising of funds, and industrial team needed to turn the site into a national landmark.

  • Softcover, 340 pages
  • Springer (May 14, 2019)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-76683-6

hermit
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posted 02-06-2018 12:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hermit   Click Here to Email hermit     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This manuscript is in-edit, and should be sent for layout by the end of February...

mode1charlie
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posted 02-06-2018 01:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mode1charlie   Click Here to Email mode1charlie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dutch! I look forward to this book very much.

cspg
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posted 02-23-2018 03:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Release date: August 5, 2018.

hermit
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posted 02-23-2018 11:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hermit   Click Here to Email hermit     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It will almost certainly be released before August, because the project is already with the layout folks.

jjknap
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posted 07-07-2018 03:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jjknap   Click Here to Email jjknap     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Amazon has it available now.

1202 Alarm
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posted 07-07-2018 09:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 1202 Alarm     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Amazon UK and French sites in stock too. Though price in UK is 50% cheaper than the French site.

Philip
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posted 07-07-2018 02:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
One such control desk ended up in the Omega museum in Bienne, Switzerland.

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