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Apollo Mission Control Center

 
 
Apollo Mission Control Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 31, 2017
1. Apollo Mission Control Center Marker
Inscription.
NASA — Johnson Space Center
National Historic Landmark
Designated by the United States Dept. of the Interior

Apollo Mission Control Center
Apollo 11 Lunar Landing – July 20, 1969


( plaque inside the VIP Observation Room )
Apollo Mission Control
Has Been Designated A
National
Historic Landmark
This Site Possesses National Significance
In Commemorating The History Of The
United States Of America
1985
National Park Service
United States Department Of The Interior


( plaque on the door )
Mission Operations Control Room 2
MOCR-2
National Historic Landmark
Apollo Mission Control Center
Apollo 11 Lunar Landing
July 20, 1969
Other Designation: Flight Control Room 2 (FCR-2)
During Space Shuttle Support 1982 - 1992
First operational support: Gemini 4 - June 3, 1965
Gemini 4 · Gemini 6 · Gemini 7 · Gemini 8 · Gemini 9 · Gemini 10 · Gemini 11 · Gemini 12 · Apollo 6* · Apollo 8 · Apollo 9 · Apollo 10 · Apollo 11 · Apollo 12 · Apollo 13 · Apollo 14 · Apollo 15 · Apollo 16 · Apollo 17 · Shuttle ALT · STS-5 · STS-6 · STS-7 · STS-8 · STS-9 · STS-41-B · STS-41-C · STS-41-G · STS-51-C · STS-51-D · STS-51-G · STS-51-I · STS-51-J · STS-61-B · STS-51-L
Apollo Mission Control Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 31, 2017
2. Apollo Mission Control Center Marker
· STS-27 · STS-28 · STS-33 · STS-36 · STS-38 · STS-53
*unmanned Test Flight
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 29° 33.502′ N, 95° 5.305′ W. Marker is in Houston, Texas, in Harris County. Marker can be reached from E. NASA Pkwy half a mile north of Point Lookout Drive, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located in front of the Christopher C. Kraft Jr. Mission Control Center at the NASA Johnson Space Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2101 E. NASA Pkwy, Houston TX 77058, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Little Joe II (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mercury-Redstone (approx. 0.4 miles away); West Mansion (was approx. 0.8 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Harris County Boys' School Archeological Site (approx. 1.3 miles away); Webster Presbyterian Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); Seito and Kiyoaki Saibara (approx. 2.1 miles away); The Roberts-Hanson House (approx. 2.7 miles away); Fairview Cemetery (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Houston.
 
Also see . . .  NASA Johnson Space Flight Center. (Submitted on April 12, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
Apollo Mission Control Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 31, 2017
3. Apollo Mission Control Center Marker

 
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Apollo Mission Control Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 31, 2017
4. Apollo Mission Control Center Marker
( plaque inside the VIP Observation Room )
Apollo Mission Control Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 31, 2017
5. Apollo Mission Control Center Marker
( plaque on the door )
Apollo Mission Control image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 31, 2017
6. Apollo Mission Control
From the small speaker box on top of the nearest console mission controllers heard the first words from the moon:

“Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.”

"That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."

And from Apollo 13: “Houston we have a problem.”
The Christopher C. Kraft Jr. Mission Control building. image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 31, 2017
7. The Christopher C. Kraft Jr. Mission Control building.
This building is in use today with Mission Control for the International Space Station.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 12, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 31, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 160 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 31, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.   7. submitted on April 1, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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