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  • Mission Control Houston: Restored!

    Thought this piece might be of interest, the old NASA mission control center has been restored to coincide with the 50th Anniversary of the moon landing. I'll probably try to visit at some point, since it's not so far from me now: https://www.apnews.com/12556818033a470d823168a37f57ed6c

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    Ground Control to Major Tom
    Ground Control to Major Tom
    Take your protein pills and put your helmet on
    Ground Control to Major Tom (ten, nine, eight, seven, six)
    Commencing countdown, engines on (five, four, three)
    Check ignition and may God's love be with you (two, one, liftoff)

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    • #3
      Now that is cool..!
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      • #4
        Originally posted by kcin View Post
        Now that is cool..!
        I figured that would appeal to somebody with retro sensibilities -- definitely worth a visit.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Bill Hart View Post

          I figured that would appeal to somebody with retro sensibilities -- definitely worth a visit.
          I read the article earlier today and they went through painstaking measures to duplicate the wallpaper, ceiling tiles, carpet, and even the ashtrays. Too bad they went with flat screen displays on the consoles. Still really cool to try and bring that vibe back.
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          • #6
            I visited there two years ago. My first thought, after absorbing the history of the room, was how small the room was. After working in the National Computer Center, in West Virginia, seeing this place really shows how far computing and information sharing has advanced. It still boggles my mind how we were able to land men on the moon with such low powered computers with which to work.

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              Bill, very cool. this is prob old news to most of you, the documentary released last Spring celebrating the 50th anniv of the moon walk. A lot of the 70mm film footage came from NASA's archives and not seen before. It's not to be missed, esp if this kinda stuff fascinates you.

              The soundtrack by Matt Morton is sublime, it was released last week on vinyl, its def worth checking out.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Rob View Post
                Bill, very cool. this is prob old news to most of you, the documentary released last Spring celebrating the 50th anniv of the moon walk. A lot of the 70mm film footage came from NASA's archives and not seen before. It's not to be missed, esp if this kinda stuff fascinates you.

                The soundtrack by Matt Morton is sublime, it was released last week on vinyl, its def worth checking out.

                Thanks, Rob. Will check out both.

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                  Ditto...thanks
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