FS: Mission Control Center Monitor
  • Actual Mission Control Center (MCC) console monitor, complete and in working condition when sold as surplus by NASA.
  • Manufactured in 1982 for MCC upgrades in support of the new Space Shuttle Program.
  • The same type of monitor now seen in the preserved Apollo control room consoles at Johnson Space Center (even though these types of monitors date from the Shuttle era).
  • Marked for the console and bay in which it was placed. Some units are from support consoles in the “back rooms” of Mission Control.
  • Label indicates unit manufactured by Astronautics Corporation of America under JSC contract NAS9-15014.
  • Includes printed copy of Mission Control Center control room layouts with identification of each console, and a printed copy of the Tech Manual for the monitor.
  • Standard rack mount dimensions of 19” wide, 10 1/2” tall, and about 22” deep overall, weighing 43 pounds.
  • Photos are representative of a typical monitor; your unit may have minor variations from the unit shown.
  • Please note that your unit will be shipped from the Denver, Colorado area.
  • Prices include UPS insured ground shipping to US addresses; get quote for foreign addresses.
  • Sold as a collectible only. Not guaranteed functional.

MONITOR NO.

POSITION

ROOM

PRICE

163-21

COM TECH

Communications 127A

$800

Order 163-21

336-21

Unknown

Unknown

$750

Order 336-21

352-22

Thermal/Life Support-Thermal EECOM

Mission Primary Support Room 241

$800

Sold

394-21

Data Processing Sys.

Flight Control Room 1

$900

Order 394-21

The monitors from the Apollo era had a two-digit Nixie tube readout at the upper right corner of the front panel. This later unit has only the two knobs and two switches that control the screen image.

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Apollo era units were all-tube electronics. This later unit replaced the tubes with transistors.

MCC_CRT_back_600

Standard US television used 525 lines to fill the screen. These units used 945 lines and required special compatible equipment (camera, sync generator, and Camera Control Unit) to produce a video image.

MCC_CRT_label_NAS9-15014_600
MCC_CRT_left_console_marking_600

A typical unit includes the console number (“CSL 334” in photo above) and the bay (“20” for far right, “21” to the left of 20, “22” to the left of 21, and “23” to its left if a fourth unit is mounted). The designation may appear on the chassis side or the front panel.

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Mission Control during the STS-8 flight in September 1983, showing this type of monitor in use (NASA photo, ref retrospaceimages.com). The monitors were used from 1983 through 1998.

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