Naming of core NASA center with the words "Mission Control Center" & mass use of religious anthem so

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    Naming of core NASA center with the words "Mission Control Center"
    & mass use of religious anthem sounding word "Mission" in Context
    of Space Exploration & the Moon Landing Hoax

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    The item has the dictionary section first and then some information
    about the NASA Mission Control Center.

    According to dictionary.com the definitions of the word "mission"
    are as follows:

    "mis·sion Audio pronunciation of "mission" ( P ) Pronunciation
    Key (mshn)
    n.

    1.
    1. A body of persons sent to conduct negotiations or establish
    relations with a foreign country.
    2. The business with which such a body of persons is charged.
    3. A permanent diplomatic office abroad.
    4. A body of experts or dignitaries sent to a foreign country.
    2.
    1. A body of persons sent to a foreign land by a religious
    organization, especially a Christian organization, to spread its faith
    or provide educational, medical, and other assistance.
    2. A mission established abroad.
    3. The district assigned to a mission worker.
    4. A building or compound housing a mission.
    5. An organization for carrying on missionary work in a
    territory.
    6. missions Missionary duty or work.
    3. A Christian church or congregation with no cleric of its own that
    depends for support on a larger religious organization.
    4. A series of special Christian services for purposes of
    proselytizing.
    5. A welfare or educational organization established for the needy
    people of a district.
    6.
    1. A special assignment given to a person or group: an agent
    on a secret mission.
    2. A combat operation assigned to a person or military unit.
    3. An aerospace operation intended to carry out specific
    program objectives: a mission to Mars.
    7. An inner calling to pursue an activity or perform a service; a
    vocation.


    tr.v. mis·sioned, mis·sion·ing, mis·sions

    1. To send on a mission.
    2. To organize or establish a religious mission among or in.


    adj.

    1. Of or relating to a mission.
    2. Of or relating to a style of architecture or furniture used in
    the early Spanish missions of California.
    3. often Mission Of, relating to, or having the distinctive
    qualities of an early 20th-century style of plain, heavy, dark-stained
    wood furniture.


    [French, from Old French, from Latin missi, missin-, from missus, past
    participle of mittere, to send off.]mission·al adj.

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    Source: The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language,
    Fourth Edition
    Copyright © 2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
    Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

    mission

    n 1: an organization of missionaries in a foreign land sent to carry on
    religious work [syn: missionary post, missionary station, foreign
    mission] 2: an operation that is assigned by a higher headquarters;
    "the planes were on a bombing mission" [syn: military mission] 3: a
    special assignment that is given to a person or group; "a confidential
    mission to London"; "his charge was deliver a message" [syn: charge,
    commission] 4: the organized work of a religious missionary [syn:
    missionary work] 5: a group of representatives or delegates [syn:
    deputation, commission, delegation, delegacy]

    Source: WordNet ® 2.0, © 2003 Princeton University"

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    Mission Control Center (MCC) is a unit that manages aerospace flights.
    MCC is often part of an aerospace agency. There are several such
    agencies in the world, the three biggest ones being:

    * National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
    * Russian Federal Space Agency (RKA)
    * European Space Agency (ESA)

    The main task of MCC is to manage remote space objects from start till
    landing by sending and receiving data in a special format, called
    telemetry.
    [edit]

    NASA Mission Control Center

    Located at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, the
    NASA MCC was first used in 1964 with the Gemini 4 mission, the first
    American EVA flight. Prior to Gemini 4, all Mercury-Redstone,
    Mercury-Atlas, and the unmanned Gemini 1, Gemini 2, and manned Gemini 3
    missions were controlled by the MCC center at Cape Canaveral, Florida.
    Between 1964 until its replacement with the new "MCC-2" in 1998, the
    NASA MCC has controlled virturally all Gemini, Apollo, Skylab, and
    Space Shuttle flights.

    The NASA MCC room, known as the Mission Operations Control Room (MOCR),
    consists of a four-tier auditorium, dominated by a large map screen,
    which for the exception of Apollo lunar flights, has a mercator
    projection of the Earth, with locations of the numerous tracking
    stations spread out all over the Earth, and a three-orbit track of the
    spacecraft in flight. Each MOCR tier were specialized in nature, and
    contained specific controllers, each handling a portion of the
    spacecraft or launch vehicle.

    The first row, known as "The Trench," consists of four
    controllers--BOOSTER, RETRO, FIDO, and GUIDO. The BOOSTER controller
    monitors the launch vehicle, and his or her job lasts no more than six
    hours. The RETRO, FIDO, and GUIDO controllers monitors the spacecraft
    trajectory, handles any course changes, and establishes launch and
    landing "windows."

    The second row, since Project Gemini, consists of the SURGEON, EECOM,
    and CAPCOM. The SURGEON is the flight surgeon, a NASA-employed civilian
    doctor who monitors the health of the astronauts, although since the
    first flight of the Space Shuttle, this has not been done directly,
    except for EVA activities. The EECOM monitors the electrical and
    environmental systems on the spacecraft, while the CAPCOM, a rookie
    astronaut, serves as the "air-to-ground" communicator between the MCC
    and the space crew--no other controller can speak to the astronauts,
    except to the SURGEON, if an emergency arises.

    On the other side of the "aisle" of the second row, are controllers who
    monitor specific parts of Apollo, Skylab, and the Space Shuttle. During
    the lunar flights, the TELMU and CONTROL controllers monitored the
    Apollo lunar module. During Skylab, the EGIL (pronounced "eagle")
    monitor the Skylab's solar panels, while the EXPERIMENTS controller
    monitored experiments and the telescopes in the Apollo Telescope Mount.
    Currently, the PAYLOAD and EXPERIMENTS controllers monitor Space
    Shuttle operations. Another controller, the INCO monitors the
    communications and instrumentation on the spacecraft.

    The third row consists of the PAO (Public Affairs Officer), PROCEDURES
    (who coordinates with launch teams, writes the countdowns and "go-no
    go" conditions), FAO (flight activities officer, who coordinates with
    the flight schedule), AFD (assistant flight director), and FLIGHT--the
    Flight Director, the "boss" of the entire mission operations. This
    position was first filled by Dr. Christopher Kraft, and later by Eugene
    Kranz, Dr. Glynn Lunney, Gerald Griffin (NASA Flight Director), and
    others who followed.

    The fourth row has consoles for NASA management, including the Director
    of the Johnson Space Center, the Director of Flight Crew Operations
    (chief astronaut--first held by Donald K. "Deke" Slayton), and the
    Department of Defense officer, who coordinates coordinates with active
    duty and reserve components in any search and rescue or recovery
    operations in the case of an abort.

    The old MCC, now registered on the National List of Historic Places,
    and had two identical control rooms, was replaced in 1997 with a new
    MCC, which has two large rooms for Shuttle flights, and a smaller size
    auditorium for International Space Station operations. Both are
    identical in operations, except that the ISS MOCR has fewer
    controllers.
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