Mision Operation Control Room at the end of the Apollo 8 mision, 1968.
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This Control Room is at the Manned Spacecraft Centre (now Johnson Space Centre), Houston in Texas. The large number of US flags are for the splashdown celebrations. Apollo 8, launched on 21 December 1968, was the first manned mision to leave the Earth and orbit the Moon.