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Vintage Nasa control room image
This room served as the nerve centre for a host of Nasa missions over several decades.
It is one of two flight control rooms in Nasa's Mission Control Centre and it was used for more than 30 years — from 1964 and the early days of space exploration through to space-shuttle missions in the mid-1990s.
The centre ran some of Nasa's most important missions, including Gemini 4 in 1965 — when an astronaut performed the first US spacewalk — and the Apollo moon landings in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
ZDNet UK's sister site silicon.com toured the former mission-control facility as part of a visit to Nasa's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, to see how the computing tech has evolved.
Photo credit: Nick Heath/silicon.com