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A FCR from the past
« on: 10/12/2006 06:48 AM »

Current and former flight controllers gathered on Wednesday at Johnson Space Center, Houston, to attend the re-commissioning ceremony for Flight Control Room-1 (FCR-1, pronounced ficker one) as the International Space Station's (ISS) operations center. First used thirty-eight years earlier (to the day) for Apollo 7, FCR-1 was also mission control for Skylab, the United States' first space station; STS-1, the first shuttle mission; and STS-71, the first shuttle-Mir docking (FCR-1 oversaw 61 missions in total). Revived and redesigned to meet the station's needs, the room retains its long history.