Situated at the Johnson Space Center, the restored center of the most popular space mission in history seems little much it did 50 years before.
There is accurate furniture, working electronic goods, soft drinks of the ’60s and even cigarettes also.
eBay scoured by the team responsible for the restoration of finding the most genuine material they can.
Johnson’s Director Mark Geyer said that the “Apollo captured the attention of the world and verified the power of vision and technology of America which has encouraged generations of great achievements in scientific discovery and space exploration.
“50 years ago our aim was to provide that we can and humans on the Moon and return them to earth safely. But now our goal is to return to the Moon for staying in a sustainable manner. I am excited that this facility will be available for the public to view. So, it is my hope that it will serve as an encouragement for the coming generation”.
There were representatives of the Apollo Mission Control teams in the restoration team that supported astronauts on their tasks.
The pieces in the visitor’s gallery, adjacent simulation support room and restored control room are either new artifacts that were restored and cleaned like control consoles and displays or the things that have been remade on the basis of original samples.
This comprises coffee mugs, paint colors, clothing items, coffee mugs and even ashtrays. All the artifacts were placed in the same way as they were 50 years ago.
Jim Thornton, Restoration Project Manager said that the “NASA is conserving the rich history of an amazing accomplishment in human spaceflight by restoring the Apollo Mission Control Center”.
‘This will not only help in sharing our history with the visitors from all across the world but also remind our present employees who are planning missions for sending human beings back to the Moon and Mars, that everything is achievable and we are in the position of standing on the shoulders of giants.’