The emblem depicts the United States Skylab space station cluster in Earth orbit with the Sun in the background. An artist's concept of a completely deployed cluster of the Skylab components in earth orbit framed by portraits of the nine prime crewmen chosen for the program. This fine vintage NASA colour photograph is in near mint condition. A Martin Marietta artist's concept of the Skylab space station cluster in Earth's orbit. In this concept, a member of the three-man astronaut crew is working atop the ATM in the zero gravity of space. Note the arrays of solar cell panels which turn sunlight into electric power for the space station.
Behind the scenes at Nasa mission control
NASA - As Clear as a Bell
It is one of two flight control rooms in Nasa's Mission Control Centre and it was used for more than 30 years — from and the early days of space exploration through to space-shuttle missions in the mids. The centre ran some of Nasa's most important missions, including Gemini 4 in — when an astronaut performed the first US spacewalk — and the Apollo moon landings in the late s and early s. ZDNet UK's sister site silicon. This is one of the consoles used by flight controllers to command and monitor spacecraft during those early missions. These early control rooms, with their consoles featuring built-in CRT screens, were supported by IBM mainframe and later Univac computers, which helped process data from spacecraft and relay it to and from the flight room consoles. Flight controllers had to try and spot problems with spacecraft systems by monitoring warning lights and scanning blocks of figures on their display, looking for values that fell outside acceptable limits. To allow flight controllers to read the dim display, the room was kept dark and was often hazy with cigarette smoke.
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Fifty years after Apollo 13 , a vintage documentary from the National Archives takes us back to one of the most iconic human spaceflight missions of all time. Remembered as a " successful failure ," the mission faced a number of life-threatening obstacles , including an oxygen tank explosion 56 hours into the mission and increasing carbon dioxide levels in the lunar module that the astronauts used as a life raft. The astronauts and NASA Mission Control back on Earth had to work quickly and creatively to save the crew and prevent complete disaster. This documentary, " Apollo Houston, We've Got a Problem ," named after the famous line uttered first by Apollo 13 astronaut Jack Swigert , is comprised of archival footage from the mission. You can see a full version here or watch part 1 below.
Gone are the coffee, soda and pizza stains. With only a few exceptions, NASA's Apollo-era Mission Control has been restored to the way it looked 50 years ago when two men landed on the moon. It gets the stamp of approval from retired flight director Gene Kranz, a man for whom failure -- or even a minor oversight -- is never an option.