Sunday, February 24, 2008

Old MCC photos

If you've looked at my blog over the weekend, you'll notice I've been poking around for old info/images of, or about, Houston. The Houston Architecture forum seems to be packed with interesting stuff. This thread has some nice photos of Space Center Houston and JSC. What I found most interesting are the photos of an old Mission Operations Control Room (MOCR) (one of three). The photo below is an Apollo-era photo judging from the logo. Note the the older analog comm panels (I directed the installation of these for a short period in the '70's) and the pneumatic tube cartridges. This was the general configuration for the early Shuttle flights also.