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Deputy director of Center Operations at NASA's Kennedy Space Center Nancy Bray provides some history of the Launch Control Center's Firing Room 1.

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Deputy director of Center Operations at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida Nancy Bray provides some history of the Launch Control Center's Firing Room 1 during a ceremony turning over the facility from the Space Shuttle Program to the Constellation Program at Kennedy. The room has undergone demolition and construction and been outfitted with consoles for the upcoming Ares I-X rocket flight test targeted for launch on Oct. 27. As the center of launch operations at Kennedy since the Apollo Program, the Launch Control Center, or LCC, has played a central role in NASA's human spaceflight programs. Firing Room 1 was the first operational firing room constructed. From this room, controllers launched the first Saturn V, the first crewed flight of Saturn V, the first crewed mission to the moon and the first space shuttle. Firing Room 1 will continue this tradition of firsts when controllers launch the Constellation Program's first flight test. Also, this firing room will be the center of operations for the upcoming Ares I and Orion operations. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett

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  • Title: Deputy director of Center Operations at NASA's Kennedy Space Center Nancy Bray provides some history of the Launch Control Center's Firing Room 1.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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