Transcript for NASA restores mission control room that put 1st man on moon 50 years ago
So we're moving on have you ever wondered what the original mission control looked like when engineers helped put a man on the moon. We'll NASA has completely restored the room and the. And polar Lander. More. Violently broke. Liftoff on Apollo eleven. I'm David Curley the fifty years since the landing on the moon is being marked by a remarkable restoration. OK we over. Mission control or is he astronauts called out Houston. Where engineers and flight directors sweated out the details of that first landing on the moon cap or stay for you ought. Gene Krantz was the flight director on duty for the landing. And fifty years later has returned here next to a completely restored mission control. This is the same as it did different what do you think the people that lived here and worked here the room talk short. And now you can remember they calls thought they kept made. With five million dollars the consoles or rebuild. The projection screens showing a map of the moon and the 1960s. Props. These were the actual products the mission control engineers used. So she was able to find this on eBay knew in a box. The vistas that are the rocket copy body and even the Kremer and AM the cops that were up here that's amazing. The carpet some of the chair fabric no longer available so they were made special for the room. The effort was to make it feel or make it look just the way it was as if all the controllers just got up and when I'm break. Overworked probably a record twelve I want our entire cargo flights out there were no or go break tied we're go. There was real drama here as Neil Armstrong took manual control of the lunar Lander. His fuel is running low the call out from Houston. For their new generation when they walk in. What do you want them to take away just stunned you know the what these what these flight controllers were able to accomplish the land. And the the spacecraft on the surface. Motivated here at the ankle airplane if it. Rocket going tranquility we copy on the ground he got up like forgotten about that blew a break and again back a lot. You know this room is beautiful because there's no shades of gray. It's black or white its goal or no go the frame of mind. That was established within the people in this room the standard of excellence. Discipline morale toughness confidence commitment teamwork. I want every launch a crew we're gonna bring them back and that was we live by that metric every crew wherever launch we got home. With this restoration on the fiftieth anniversary visitors will now get an up close look at that excellence and accomplishment. Born within these four walls I'm David Curley. I read that was pretty Incredibles so hopefully will have a chance to check that out at some point.
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