Saturday, August 28, 2010
Mercury Launch Control
The original Mercury Control center was recently demolished as it was deteriorating with age. NASA has a good sense of history and recreated the facility at the KSC visitors center (the old MCC was only shown to visitors on a bus tour which took visitors through the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station). The consoles and displays look primitive even compared with the later Apollo facilities, but they got the Mercury spacecraft into space and back home successfully 6 times. This image was taken with my 10mm fisheye lens with an exposure of 1/5 seconds at f/2.8, ISO 400.