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Slap Shot wrote:


The Rube wrote:


Slap Shot wrote:


Whioux/Bucky Hater wrote:


Steve MN wrote:


“Touchdown confirmed. Perseverance safely on the surface of Mars”

Man, the joy in that room. Good for them!

I was struck by how young so many of them looked. I could be completely wrong but if feels like the control room for Apollo 11 was quite a bit older.

My best guess, we have a couple generations RAISED on technology, whereas Apollo, all that tech was new to them as adults….

I figured as much too, but according to this: https://time.com/5623799/apollo-11-mission-control/#:~:text=The%20average%20age%20of%20the,was%20all%20on%20the%20fly” class=”bbcode_url”>https://time.com/5623799/apollo-11-mission-control/#:~:text=The%20average%20age%20of%20the,was%20all%20on%20the%20fly

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The average age of the Mission Operations Control Room was 28, and the learning was all on the fly. After all, none of this had been done before.

I think the perception comes from seeing all men, in white shirts and black ties, many of the photos being in black and white, working inside a smoke filled room giving the overall impression.

I think it’s because we’re getting older.