Apollo Mission Control Center restored to its former glory

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Apollo Mission Control Center restored to its former glory

Postby FlyingPenguin » Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:11 pm

The consoles are beautifully done, rigged up for the first time in decades with functioning lighting and screens. Tetley explained that rather than reconnecting the buttons' built-in lighting, technicians had painstakingly wired new LEDs inside each individual button so that their lighting could be managed by a central Crestron automation controller. The screens themselves are LCDs dressed with a new fascia, though the original tube displays have been saved and preserved elsewhere. While we were taking pictures, the screens mostly showed off the same handful of Apollo-era displays (which were all dead-on accurate, even down to the typeface). Tetley explained that during an actual tour, the console screens will run through preprogrammed sequences of static images and video.


https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/06 ... n-control/

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Standing at the top row of the MOCR looking forward. The consoles are all lit via internal LEDs powered by a Crestron commercial lighting system, and the positions are all dressed to appear as if the controllers had all gotten up mid-shift and walked out and left all their stuff behind.
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Re: Apollo Mission Control Center restored to its former glory

Postby Pugsley » Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:43 pm

Love the empty ash trays. should have a few butts and ash in them.


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