a command center for the control, monitoring, and support of activities connected with manned space flight.
- Also called mission control center.
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How to use mission control in a sentence
On February 18, when the Perseverance rover descends toward the Martian surface, mission control will have no clue whether it succeeded or failed until after the fact.NASA’s Perseverance rover is about to start searching for life on Mars | Neel Patel | February 17, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
And, for the first time, NASA handed over mission control to a private company.
Astronauts need to talk to mission control, ideally by video communication, and space vehicles need to send back data they gather, preferably at high speed and with little delay as possible.To Boldly Go Where No Internet Protocol Has Gone Before | Susan D'Agostino | October 21, 2020 | Quanta Magazine
In the middle of the night on Monday, the two cosmonauts and one astronaut on the International Space Station were woken up by a call from mission control.Astronauts on the ISS are hunting for the source of another mystery air leak | Neel Patel | September 30, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
Another 150 team members around the world played the “Earth” team during those two weeks, sending commands from remote mission control and receiving data as it would appear coming from the real rover.To rehearse Perseverance’s mission, scientists pretended to be a Mars rover | Lisa Grossman | July 29, 2020 | Science News
All of a sudden, mission control (voiced by Ed Harris, paying homage to Apollo 13) orders the team to abort immediately.Alfonso Cuarón On His Spellbinding Sci-Fi Film ‘Gravity,’ Starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney | Marlow Stern | September 1, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Come to my quarters after we sign off with mission control for the night.Can Walking on the Moon Be Better Than Sex in Space? | Lily Koppel | July 6, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Actually, I think the guys in mission control hold their breath a little bit until the balloon clears 1,200 meters.Felix Baumgartner Talks Space Jump, Red Bull’s ‘Stratos,’ Kittinger’s Record, and More | Pawel Szaniawski | October 9, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
mission control “had no confidence in our ability to get down safely,” he jokes.Rare Neil Armstrong Interview: The Astronaut on NASA, His Moon Landing & More | Daniel Stone | May 24, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST