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    Quote Originally Posted by BabbForHeisman View Post
    _ For those of you still keeping up, landing is scheduled for 4:56 am central on Thursday.

    My last shift in Mission Control is tomorrow from 5:30am - 2:30pm. If you turn on NASA TV, you'll probably see me there. _
    For those of us who don't know what you look like, are you going to be sporting a Ragin' Cajun hat or something??? Best wishes to you and your NASA/contractor cohorts of the final hours of the flying space shuttle! It has been a great vehicle/system for us all! Thanks for all of the work you and your colleagues have done over the years!

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    After shuttle lands, Mission Control workers will be out of work

    HOUSTON - In the geeky world of space engineering, this large, high-ceilinged room is close to holy. Inside, people speak in hushed tones and observe time-honored traditions.

    The place is Mission Control. Beginning moments after launch, flight controllers choreograph everything astronauts do, from waking and eating to walking in space.

    "That building, we think of it as a cathedral of spaceflight,'' said John McCullough, head of NASA's flight director office. Flight controllers are "the keepers and enforcers of traditions'' that date back to the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo days.

    "You just feel the ghosts when you are in that room,'' McCullough said.

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    Great job crew now bring that baby home.

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