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Mission Control gets $60 million makeover - The Galveston County Daily News: Space

October 23, 2016

Mission Control gets $60 million makeover

Posted: Friday, April 11, 2014 12:25 am

JOHNSON SPACE CENTER — Johnson Space Center’s Mission Control Center has been remodeled and retooled as NASA moves closer to putting its new spacecraft into orbit.

The remodeling and upgrading of Mission Control, which includes flight control rooms, backrooms that support those flight control rooms, and other infrastructure upgrades, was a $60 million investment, said Paul Hill, mission operations director. The work was done during the past three years.

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