The Original Mission Control Center

  • Manfred “Dutch” von Ehrenfried
Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)


As initially configured, the floor plan of the Mercury Control Center essentially matched Kraft’s 1959 concept of operations as shown in Figure 3.1. After a few simulations and experience with Mercury Redstone 1 in November 1960, some changes were made.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Manfred “Dutch” von Ehrenfried
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  1. 1.LeanderUSA

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