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Space Exploration

Apollo Mission Control

The Making of a National Historic Landmark

Authors: von Ehrenfried, Manfred "Dutch"

  • Publication coincides with the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing in July 2019
  • Includes anecdotes by flight controllers about their duties and time on-console during historic Apollo missions
  • Contains appendices with details of the history, photos, quotes, names and the work of the people involved in designing, operating and later restoring the Apollo Control Center
  • Explains the ongoing work of the Manned Spaceflight Operations Association, organized to oversee the restoration project
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About this book

This book describes the history of this now iconic room which represents America’s space program during the Gemini, Apollo, Skylab, Apollo-Soyuz and early Space Shuttle eras. It is now a National Historic Landmark and is being restored to a level which represents the day the flight control teams walked out after the last lunar landing missions. 

The book is dedicated to the estimated 3,000 men and women who supported the flights and tells the story from their perspective. It describes the rooms of people supporting this control center; those rooms of engineers, analysts and scientists most people never knew about. Some called it a “shrine” and some called it a “cathedral.” Now it will be restored to its former glory and soon thousands will be able to view the place where America flew to the moon.      

About the authors

Dutch Von Ehrenfried has worked in both the spaceflight and aviation fields for about 25 years. He was a NASA Flight Controller in Mission Control for many Mercury, Gemini and Apollo Missions. Dutch also worked on some of the Apollo Lunar Experiment Packages from an operations point of view as well as experiments that went into Skylab from an Earth Resources Program perspective. He later worked in the NASA Headquarters Space Station Task Force and the Program Office as a contractor for about 10 years, and the FAA Aviation Safety Office for a year. In recent years, he has written several books in the Springer-Praxis series.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    von Ehrenfried, Manfred “Dutch”

    Pages 1-4

  • Mission Control Concepts

    von Ehrenfried, Manfred “Dutch”

    Pages 5-7

  • The Original Mission Control Center

    von Ehrenfried, Manfred “Dutch”

    Pages 8-12

  • A Control Center for the Future

    von Ehrenfried, Manfred “Dutch”

    Pages 13-25

  • From Concepts to Reality

    von Ehrenfried, Manfred “Dutch”

    Pages 26-83

Buy this book

eBook $29.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-76684-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $39.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-76683-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Apollo Mission Control
Book Subtitle
The Making of a National Historic Landmark
Authors
Series Title
Space Exploration
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-76684-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-76684-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-76683-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 285
Number of Illustrations
83 b/w illustrations, 81 illustrations in colour
Topics