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Go, Flight!: The Unsung Heroes of Mission Control, 1965–1992

Dec 07, 2015 02:32PM ● By SCENE MAGAZINE STAFF
New book covers the story of the incredible people who worked in and around the historic third-floor mission control room in Houston

There have been many excellent books written about the US Manned Space Program over the years. For one of the most recent, veteran writer Rick Houston and longtime Clear Lake resident Milt Heflin, a former NASA flight director and official who first reported to Houston’s Manned Spacecraft Center (now Johnson Space Center) in 1966, teamed up for “Go, Flight! The Unsung Heroes of Mission Control, 1965–1992.”  This book gives insight to what went on behind the scenes at mission control, the room located on the third floor of JSC’s Building 30, which would become known by many as “the Cathedral.” The book covers the actual missions, training, simulations and is full of first hand interviews with the dedicated people involved offering details never before uncovered. The book is available online and locally at Barnes and Noble among other bookstores.  Highly recommended!!


Friday, Dec. 11 • 11am: Houston & Heflin will be signing books at the Building Three cafeteria at Johnson Space Center. This event is only for NASA employees and contractors. Friday, Dec. 11 • 1pm: There will be a presentation on the book in the Blast Off Theater at Space Center Houston, followed by an epic book signing outside the Space Trader store at 2 p.m. featuring Houston, Heflin and more than 24 key former members of mission control.