Video: The Mercury Control Center

NASA Kennedy Space Center posted this program about the Mercury control center.


Before one small step for man, and one giant leap for mankind, a team of daring space pioneers and a pair of experimental rocket projects came together and set forth in the nation’s first pursuit to further humankind’s understanding of the Earth and the heavens. With the eyes on the sky and the future of space exploration beyond the horizon, flight controllers inside NASA’s Mercury Control Center watched the American space program take flight. And so here, the story of American space exploration began.