NASA officially reopened the newly restored Apollo Mission Control Center on Friday at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Just in time for the 50th anniversary of the moon landing of Apollo 11 on July 20, the historic center was restored as it was at that time. To ensure authenticity, NASA said that the restoration team was made up of members of the Apollo Mission Control team and that the artefacts on display were either cleaned and restored or replicated using original patterns.
Preserving the rich history of a remarkable achievement in manned space travel "
said restoration project leader Jim Thornton. "This will not only contribute to sharing
our story with visitors from all over the world, but also our current remember
Staff who plan missions to send people back to the moon and then
On to Mars, that everything is possible and we are standing on our shoulders
of giants. "
The complex was designated in 1985 as a national historic landmark. It was in operation until 1992 and hosted flight control teams for the Gemini, Apollo, Apollo / Soyuz, Skylab and Space Shuttle missions. In 2018, it was renamed Christopher C. Force Jr. Mission Control Center. Work on the $ 5 million restoration project began in 2017 after five years of planning and fundraising. The Apollo Mission Control Center can be viewed through the Houston Space Center, which attracts more than a million visitors each year.