50 years ago, the world watched in wonder as Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first men to walk on the Moon. Flight controllers in Houston watched proudly – and anxiously — from the Apollo Mission Control Room, a National Historic Landmark. Now, that room from which the Apollo missions were commanded has been restored to appear as it did in 1969, just in time to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11.
The restoration team included representatives of the Apollo Mission Control teams that supported astronauts on their missions. These individuals ensured the authenticity of the control room and the artifacts inside – some being original artifacts that were cleaned and restored, such as the control consoles and displays, or items which have been recreated based on original samples.
Restoration team members answering your questions include:
- David Bucek, Lead Preservation Architect
- Adam Graves, Ph.D, Historic Preservation Lead
- Pooja Jesrani, Current Flight Director
- Jennie Keys, Restoration Contract Manager
- Gene Kranz, Apollo Flight Director
- Paul Konyha, Current Flight Director
- Jeff Radigan, Current Flight Director
- Sandra Tetley, Johnson Space Center Historic Preservation Officer
- Jim Thornton, Restoration Project Manager
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