mission control


: the group of people on the ground who direct or control the flight of a spacecraft
The astronauts received a message from mission control.

Examples of mission control in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Menon later spent seven years at the famed agency, serving as a biomedical engineer in mission control before heading to SpaceX, where she was tapped to become an astronaut in 2022. Johnny Dodd, Peoplemag, 25 May 2024 In the snaps, the 80-year-old rocker is seen smiling in front of the mission control center, which features a sign welcoming him on the screen inside. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, 26 Apr. 2024 In the coming months, the team plans to move and adjust additional portions of the FDS software that was affected, including portions that send scientific data back to mission control. Greg Wehner, Fox News, 25 Apr. 2024 While the probe has continued to relay a steady radio signal to its mission control team on Earth over the past few months, the signal did not carry any usable data. Cnn.com Wire Service, The Mercury News, 22 Apr. 2024 That forced engineers on the ground to figure out a way to download as much data as possible — an ongoing effort in mission control. Jackie Wattles, CNN, 28 Feb. 2024 When contact was finally renewed, the signal was faint, confirming that the lander had touched down but leaving mission control immediately uncertain as to the precise condition and position of the vehicle, company officials said during a webcast of the event on Thursday evening. Reuters, NBC News, 24 Feb. 2024 Additionally, astronauts and mission control will be able to use the interface to quickly obtain relevant information, rather than digging through technical manuals. Bychris Morris, Fortune, 26 June 2023 The astronauts even received an email from mission control alerting them about the foam strike on the eighth day of their mission, reassuring them there was no reason for alarm, according to NASA. Jackie Wattles, CNN, 5 Apr. 2024

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“Mission control.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mission%20control. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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