Apollo Mission Control

The Making of a National Historic Landmark

  • Manfred "Dutch" von Ehrenfried

Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)

Also part of the Space Exploration book sub series (SPACEE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  2. Manfred “Dutch” von Ehrenfried
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  12. Back Matter
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About this book


This book describes the history of this now iconic room which represents America’s space program during the Gemini, Apollo, Skylab, Apollo-Soyuz and early Space Shuttle eras. It is now a National Historic Landmark and is being restored to a level which represents the day the flight control teams walked out after the last lunar landing missions. 

The book is dedicated to the estimated 3,000 men and women who supported the flights and tells the story from their perspective. It describes the rooms of people supporting this control center; those rooms of engineers, analysts and scientists most people never knew about. Some called it a “shrine” and some called it a “cathedral.” Now it will be restored to its former glory and soon thousands will be able to view the place where America flew to the moon.      


Houston Mission Control Center Mission Operation Control Room MOCR golden age of spaceflight Apollo era history Apollo lunar landing 50th anniversary National Historic Landmark MCC Manned Spaceflight Operations Association

Authors and affiliations

  • Manfred "Dutch" von Ehrenfried
    • 1
  1. 1.LeanderUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-76683-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-76684-3
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