mission control floor chart

anyone know what the layout was for seating in mission control for the
mercury project? I already have teh current layout, but wanted to know
where it had progressed from
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Tater Schuld
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It was pretty simple back in those days. There wasn't a lot of computer-generated graphics, digital displays, and the like.
If I recall correctly, it was pretty much like this:
(Poor ASCII art follows, but when visualizing this you have to imagine the room being populated with a lot of white shirts, narrow ties, pocket protectors, and crew-cuts)
(Some guy stands here and writes on the plastic with a grease pencil) ----------------------------------------------------------------------- | Wall with a sheet of edge-lit plastic |----------------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------- ------------------ ----------------- | | | | | | | The guy that | | The guy that | | The guy with | | counts backwards | | pushes the | | the radio that | | from 10 | | button to make | | talks to the | | | | smoke & fire | | astronaut | --------------------- ------------------ -----------------
-------------------- ------------------ ----------------- | | | | | | | The guy with | | The guy that | | The guy that | | the biggest | | flips a lot of | | they send out | | slide rule | | switches and | | for more smokes| | | | presses buttons| | and coffee | --------------------- ------------------ ----------------- | |---------(He's the most photogenic and shows up in all the pictures)
Anyone remember anything else?
;-)
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Anonymous
anyone know what the layout was for seating in mission control for the mercury project? I already have teh current layout, but wanted to know where it had progressed from
Reply to
GCGassaway

LOL! I like your descriptions of the various jobs.
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RayDunakin

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