Friday Nov 8, 2019
Albuquerque, NM 87110
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The local engineer gives a talk on the history of the original NASA Mission Control Center in Houston, used for 30 years for around 100 missions.
Local engineer Christopher Marsh visits the ALBUQUERQUE SCIENCE FICTION SOCIETY to give an encore of his Bubonicon 51 talk: “The Future Was 50 Years Ago When We Sent People to the Moon – The History of the Original NASA Mission Control Center.” This is a presentation on the history of the original NASA Mission Control Center in Houston.
Rio Rancho engineer Christopher Marsh gives a talk on “The history of the original NASA Mission Control Center in Houston. that was used for 30 years for around 100 missions. Starting in 1965 with Gemini, the Mission Control Center was used through Apollo, and ended in 1995 after being used for over half of the Space Shuttle missions. The original Mission Control Center was run by a team of around a dozen front room experts (the people seen on TV sitting at the consoles) supported by many more back room experts that would analyze the spacecraft telemetry fed through a massive computer complex. It was replaced by a modern Mission Control Center in 1995 for the remainder of the Shuttle missions and the Space Station.”
Remember, no outside food is allowed at St. Andrew. Please be discreet with any candy. Water/soda bottles and lidded beverage cups are permitted.
DOORS OPEN AT 7:15 PM. Please do not arrive before 7:15 pm. We have to set up the room ourselves, and straighten/clean-up around 10:00 pm.
Meeting Location: We're in the Activity Room at the west end of the church - enter through the door on the northside of the building. Ponderosa is the first street north of Erna Ferguson Library on San Mateo. The street also is the northern border of Montgomery Park, and intersects with both San Mateo and San Pedro. The street is north of Comanche and south of Montgomery.