Exactly fifty years ago today, Apollo 11, which carried astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, lifted off from Kennedy Space Center on our first attempt at a lunar landing 4 days later. Once the crewed spacecraft cleared the launch tower and until it landed back on Earth, it was in the hands of Johnson Space Center’s Mission Control. NASA just finished meticulously restoring the Apollo Mission Operations Control Room (MOCR-2) to exactly how it looked during that time. I’ll share more about the MOCR-2 later as I get more opportunities to check it out for myself.
And speaking of countdowns, we’re exactly five weeks away from the opening ceremonies of the 14th IDBF World Dragon Boat Racing Championships. And thanks to the high heat and humidity of a typical Houston summer, I’ve been training and sweating in similar climate conditions we will experience during the races. #NASA #MissionControlCenter #DragonBoat #TeamUSA