Photo, Print, Drawing NASA Johnson Space Center, Shuttle Mission Control Room, 2101 NASA Parkway, Houston, Harris County, TX
About this Item
- NASA Johnson Space Center, Shuttle Mission Control Room, 2101 NASA Parkway, Houston, Harris County, TX
- Historic American Engineering Record, creator
- Behrens, Thomas, project manager
- Wachtel, John, delineator
- Mauro, Jeremy T, field team
- Behrens, Thomas, delineator
- NASA - Photo Operations Group - JSC, photographer
- Johnson Space Center, Planning and Integration Office, sponsor
Created / Published
- Documentation compiled after 1968
- - national space program
- - space flight
- - man in space
- - control rooms
- - Shuttle Program
- - Texas -- Harris County -- Houston
Latitude / Longitude
- - Significance: The Mission Control Center (MCC) at Johnson Space Center in Houston has been the hub of America's human space flight since 1965. Since the International Space Station construction began in 1998, it has also been a cornerstone of worldwide human spaceflight. At Mission Control, Houston, teams of subject matter specialists pour over reams of data constantly relayed to MCC assessing the operational status of every vital system, experiment, and the astronauts themselves, to ensure the health and safety of the astronauts and ensure operations are proceeding as planned or develop alternative scenarios if deviations are deemed necessary. Mission Control continues to be a vital link between the scores of highly trained specialists on earth and the relative few living and working in the high-risk environment of space. The Space Shuttle Mission Control Room, or the White Flight Control Room, was the last in a series of control rooms in NASA's Mission Control Center used for monitoring, supporting, and controlling activities during the duration of the Space Shuttle Program. In use from 1995 until the retirement of the shuttle fleet in 2011, the White Control Room directed the on-orbit activities of the shuttle fleet through numerous satellite deployments, retrievals and repairs, and the construction of the International Space Station. The progression through ever-increasingly sophisticated flight control systems is a testament to the flexibility and adaptability of the Mission Control Center as a whole. Upon the shuttle fleet retirement and the end of the Space Shuttle program, the White Flight Control Room has undergone a refurbishment and upgrade process that incorporates the most advanced systems available in preparation to continue to support the International Space Station well into the future.
- - Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N1697
- - Survey number: HAER TX-109-E
- Photo(s): 26
- Measured Drawing(s): 4
- Photo Caption Page(s): 3
Call Number/Physical Location
- HAER TX-109-E
- Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
- Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
- No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. https://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html
- Behrens, Thomas
- Historic American Engineering Record
- Johnson Space Center, Planning and Integration Office
- Mauro, Jeremy T
- NASA - Photo Operations Group - Jsc
- Wachtel, John
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Chicago citation style:
Historic American Engineering Record, Creator, Thomas Behrens, John Wachtel, Jeremy T Mauro, Thomas Behrens, and Planning And Integration Office Johnson Space Center, Nasa - Photo Operations Group - Jsc, photographer. NASA Johnson Space Center, Shuttle Mission Control Room,NASA Parkway, Houston, Harris County, TX. Harris County Houston Texas, 1968. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/tx1182/.
APA citation style:
Historic American Engineering Record, C., Behrens, T., Wachtel, J., Mauro, J. T., Behrens, T. & Johnson Space Center, P. A. I. O., Nasa - Photo Operations Group - Jsc, photographer. (1968) NASA Johnson Space Center, Shuttle Mission Control Room,NASA Parkway, Houston, Harris County, TX. Harris County Houston Texas, 1968. Documentation Compiled After. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/tx1182/.
MLA citation style:
Historic American Engineering Record, Creator, et al., photographer by Nasa - Photo Operations Group - Jsc. NASA Johnson Space Center, Shuttle Mission Control Room,NASA Parkway, Houston, Harris County, TX. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/tx1182/>.