Kranz was the flight director during the Bliznatsi and Apollo missions (he plays Ed Harris, who has a lucky white vest in the movie Apollo 13). And returning to the "room where it happened" – some Apollo-era controllers now use the Hamilton song for reference to "Mission Control" – had to bring back memories.
Instead, Kranz had to remove the bottles of water and empty waste baskets from the consoles after the tours. The yellow tape held the carpet together. People had taken souvenirs from the consoles and had no buttons. Over time, the younger generations believed that the ashtray holders attached to the seats in the viewing room, where the astronauts and dignitaries' families once sat during missions, were mobile phones.
Now, when Kranz returns to the room, he feels 50 years younger. He wants to take off his coat, put it on the trunk where he always went, and get back to work. As he stepped back into the room and looked at the consoles, Kranz said he could hear the voices that were filled in the room. Voices like Chris Kraft, mission operations director, directing astronaut Ed White to return to Gemini 4 capsule during the first space trip. Others asked Apollo 1
Mixing with cigarette smoke was the smell of coffee that poured from the container and burned at the door of the corridor, mixed with the smell of bananas bark and empty cans of fried chicken and pizza in the trash bin
"But this is our home, this is our mission Control, this is the battlefield of the space race," said Kranz in his speech. where we won the high places, we set the records and we returned every crew we started. Before we became a catch, we had the crew's back. We were teams with pride in the colors of our team. It was not important where we worked – in the control rooms, the auxiliary staff, the back rooms, the simulators, the batters or the computing complexes, we are those with our crews carrying the flag of the Moon nation. This was our crusade, the promise we made to President John F. Kennedy Jr. and astronauts Ed White, Roger Chaffy and Gus Grissom. This room is our Mission Control. "Two men landed on the moon for the first time, and one man toured it on July 20, 1969, but the full triumph of Apollo 11 included 400,000 people who supported the mission across the country. as Kranz said, did not all fit into the small room known as Mission Control, "This room is the tip of an extremely large iceberg," said Bill Reeves, a flight controller supporting the moon during the mission. in one of the staff support facilities.
Anyone who might be needed or called we were in a room in Cape Canaveral or Houston, each of them had a specific task and they all wanted to be there